The bloom beautifully clashed against the burn in this North Bay state park.
No, I didn't carry any Band-aids.
... and why gear doesn't really matter at all.
Because, let's be real. Staring at trees for weeks on end can get a bit boring.
Honestly, it was probably more than three times, but here are the real doozies.
Hiker hunger: the never-fully-satiated feeling of an empty stomach that occurs when you can’t keep up with the 4,000+ calories you burn each day on trail.
Here’s how my relationship with showers changed after getting off the PCT.
I owned no backpacking gear prior to starting my PCT hike in 2017. Here's my best estimate for how much I spent on and off trail.
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If you're wondering, that's 0.058 things learned per mile.