Posts by max

Etna -> Dunsmuir -> Burney

Etna -> Dunsmuir -> Burney

The day I hiked out of Etna was another scorcher until about 5:00 p.m. when the skies dumped pea-sized hail...

Fire and Nice

Fire and Nice

There are people I’ve met on each of my hikes that have left significant impressions on me, for various reasons....

“Califor-nye-ay!”

“Califor-nye-ay!”

So says Trinity to his horse before nodding off on his drag-through-anything bed/trough, queue that incredible theme song as we...

Snoqualmie Pass (warm up hike)

Snoqualmie Pass (warm up hike)

Almost exactly one year ago I walked southbound into Snoqualmie Pass, Washington and promptly mailed home my ice axe, traction...

Uh-oh…Covid

Uh-oh…Covid

Forty-eight hours before I was to board my train to Klamath Falls, Oregon to start my hike (see previous post...

Starting Sunday!

Starting Sunday!

As I write this I’m tackling final preparations for my next hike, which begins in earnest on Sunday (6/26/22). This...

Feeling Sluggish…

Feeling Sluggish…

Preparing for a long distance thru hike typically involves a lot of local walking, gradually increasing miles, adding the pack,...