After leaving Mount Laguna our next stop was Julian, about 35 miles north. Some friends of Bridget's that previously hiked the trail said it was their favorite trail town, PLUS they have free pie for hikers. How could we pass it up?! Julian isn't exactly on the trail, about a 12 mile hitch. When we … Continue reading Julian to Warner Springs
Bridget and I are posted up just a few feet from the trail underneath her blue tarp, trying to make some shade, after today's first 11 miles. Snapchat reports it's only 66 degrees outside, but I beg to differ. The terrain has been filled with lush green plants and trees everywhere. The flowers have ranged … Continue reading The first 60 miles
We started the day with a little oatmeal and filtering water at our campsite. Once we were ready to get on trail, it was about 8:30 a.m. The ridge we climbed was rather steep, about 1,000 ft elevation, and the heat was a little killer this morning. Luckily it wasn't long before we hit Lake … Continue reading Lake Morena
What a day it was! I got dropped off at the border with the slew of 25 hikers who were ready to hit the trail. The southern terminus is an interesting experience! Everyone huddles around to take pictures and then we kind of stood around looking at each other like "do we start walking?" I … Continue reading Day 1
What a day it has been! After a sleepless night I arrived at Scout & Frodo's house around 2:30pm. Scout & Frodo are trail angels, who open their home from mid March to mid May every year. They host up to 50 hikers a night, feed them three meals a day, offer to do shak … Continue reading Scout & Frodo’s
One of my dearest friends, Alyssa, gave me this adorable little elephant to carry with me all the way to Canada. When My aunties, Cindy & Carla, gave me this precious little turtle to also carry with me all the way up the west coast. I have decided they will be best friends. Ellie will … Continue reading Adventures with Ellie and Terry
Why I want to walk from Mexico to Canada.