Decision made! I will do this “ice axe, crampons and self arresting” course in order to prepare for my next thru hike!! I am all set, the plane to Inverness, Scotland, leaves in 7 hours. So I better get some sleeping done.
“Hey there everybody!”
Long time no see! I missed you guys!
We haven’t heard from each other in an awfully long while. But this will change, as I am slowly but surely getting into “CDT Preparation Mode”!
I need to get out!
Outdoors to be precise.
Otherwise I seem to get a little crazy…
Well, isn’t this one of the big questions for every hiker, let alone long distance hiker!?
Alright, let’s go and find the first trail blade!
It is always a special moment for me to see a new trail marker for the first time. Always gives me goose bumps! Read more
I have good news! I will be back on trail tomorrow!
It’s Sunday morning. I prepare a cardboard sign to make the hitch out of Ashland to the trail a little easier. Read more
Andy’s dad and his wife drive us further north. So I get to sit a bit more in this enormously gigantic car and be very comfortably driven all the way up.
It is 5.50 am, I eat a Snickers bar for breakfast. Here in the desert you can only eat them in the morning after a cool night. During the day, you would have to deal with Snickers soup.
Alright… Laying in my tent, it is 5pm! Never made camp so early. But have never been in a PCT storm before either!