Zero Daze

I take a zero (a day of no hiking) in Idyllwild to let my blisters heal and recharge my battery (figuratively and literally). Stay at a quaint inn with Tuck and order pizza with five toppings on it. Drink red wine out of flimsy plastic cups. Eat two kinds of Oreos (double-stuf and birthday cake … More Zero Daze

And So It Begins

I wake up at five a.m. in my sleeping bag on Girl Scout’s floor after a night of little sleep and lots of stomach butterfies. Nick (another hiker who stayed over at Girl Scout’s) and I pile our packs in the trunk and the three of us head for the border while the sky is … More And So It Begins