The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. – Maureen Dowd
Terrible Ted negotiates the rock fall trying not to look down.
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have
Sunset over Anza, California from a secret campsite.
I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. – Mary Anne
The PCT is wide enough in the desert to avoid the
There is nothing more pathetic than caution when headlong might save a life, even possibly, your own. – Meryl Streep
It was usually long walk off-trail to get water in the desert.
Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith. – Margaret Shepherd No beings – animal or otherwise –
The plan for the final days to the end of the PCT.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the
A happy trail worker on the desert section of the PCT.
You never find yourself until you face the truth. – Pearl Bailey I have seen lots of animals on this
Cactus nuzzle in looking down on Scissors Crossing near Julian.
If you have the courage to fail, then you have the courage to succeed. – Shalane Flanagan Desert sunrises are
Ted and Richard hand me a bottle of water before saying goodbye as I head into the mountains for the last night alone on the PCT.
Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them. – Assata Shakur I wake up with the sun even though we
A sign shows me I how far I've come and how far I have to go to finish the PCT.
Richard and I pose at Lake Morena the final night of the PCT.
To me, there’s no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first. – Janean Garofalo It’s quasi
You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you
Bob is the caretaker at one of the oddest places along the PCT.
It's a long 18-mile stretch in desert to Hiker Town, one of the oddest places I slept along the PCT.
Bonita is the friendly innkeeper at the Silver Pines, a very accommodating hotel for backpackers.
Historic Silver Pines Lodge has seen its share of "Hiker Trash," but the innkeeper says it's enriching.
The owner of Laguna Mountain Lodge & Store gives us good rules to live by: lighten up and be nice.