Known on the trail as Ruby Cosmo. Hiked nearly the whole Appalachian Trail in 2017 and will be starting a thru hike of the PCT in April 2019. New Hampshire native currently living in Steamboat Springs, CO.
End of the Desert The last time I posted anything to this blog, I left off on our first day out of Palm Springs. Well, that was now months and many,
We left Idyllwild late in the afternoon on Sunday with a plan to hitch back to Paradise Valley Cafe. We agreed to hike no more than five miles so we
We have not been out here quite two weeks, and we have not hiked even 200 miles, but the PCT has already dealt its share of ups and downs.
Spring might be springing in the lowlands, but we all know that seasons in the mountains are their own thing entirely. For those who do not mess
Two years ago yesterday, on a bluebird morning in the mountains of Georgia, Chelsea and I took our first long anticipated steps north toward Mount
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Coming in at a reasonable pricepoint for a weight of less than 1.5 pounds, the Sierra Designs Nitro Dridown 800 Sleeping Bag is rated to 35 degrees,
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