Reducing Pack Weight After The Big 3 – Bag Of Magic Potions

Back by popular demand! It’s a well-known fact that the easiest way to reduce your base weight is by scrutinizing your Big 3. Tent, Sleeping Bag, Backpack. You might have just dropped $1,200 on the lightest, most badass Big 3. But then what? Are you just going to throw bulky clothes and giant tubes of … More Reducing Pack Weight After The Big 3 – Bag Of Magic Potions

The Jeopardy Question – My Thyroid Story

Story originally written for Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association (ThyCa). It’s Thyroid Awareness Month! If you have cold intolerance, stiff joints, fatigue, thin hair, and have gained weight, get your thyroid hormone checked! It was the Spring of 2006 and I was studying geology at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. I was watching Jeopardy one … More The Jeopardy Question – My Thyroid Story


July 4 Start: Alamosa Stop: Denver The Amtrak bus arrives at 6 am and because my reservation is last minute I have to pay the driver directly. I was told that they accept credit cards but of course this turns out not to be the case. I have $33 cash for a $39 ride. The … More Kindness

2 Bus, 3 Hitch

July 2 Start: Santa Fe, NM Stop: past Wolf Creek Pass,CO Miles: 1.5 Total miles: 685 I made it all that way without paying a dime. Thank you to all the angels in this world and county subsidized buses. 2 out of the 3 hitches were people that turned around and came back for me. … More 2 Bus, 3 Hitch