My New Ice Axe Skills!

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.

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Via Alpina in Switzerland

I need to get out!

Outdoors to be precise.

“Now!”

Otherwise I seem to get a little crazy…

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What Helps To Prevent Blisters?

Well, isn’t this one of the big questions for every hiker, let alone long distance hiker!?

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Back From The Underground

Well Hello Again!

How have you all been doing since we last heard from each other?

I am doing fine, life goes on I guess.

But oh dear, I realize how little I have done/achieved since I am back.

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Around The Smoke

I knew Felix would come up with a brilliant plan (because he is Felix).

And sure enough, while we all sit and have breakfast he says:

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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

We make it into the little village Trout Lake with no problem. A trail angel living here seems to enjoy shuttling hikers from and to the trail head! 

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Where The Trees Have Beards

So I am having breakfast with Cowboy at the Fishlake Resort.

“I am going to get a ride up to Crater Lake”, he says. “I have blisters and am done hiking for now”.

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Woods and Snow!

My trail family and I seem to have come to the conclusion and general agreement, that there is really no reason to rush at the moment. The slower we hike, the more time does the snow have to melt.

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Against The Routine

I am in Tehachapi in a hair salon! Even though we are “Hiker Trash” (more about the term “Hiker Trash” later in another blogpost), I think I want to keep up some sort of style! 

So, my hair looks almost civilized again!

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