Do I deserve this hospitality?

I am sitting on a bed in a mobile home in Agua Dulce, California, freshly showered and in clean clothes. Down the hall is a fully stocked bathroom and a kitchen complete with appliances, plates and utensils. There is a barbecue outside, free rides into town every hour and a half, and a lounge with…

Weeks 2 and 3 – My Vanilla Personality

If I was under the illusion that hiking from Mexico to Canada would make me a more interesting person, my actual experience on the PCT has only confirmed how boringly normal I am. When it comes to colorful character, I can’t hold a candle against the other hikers I’ve met. Consider this anecdote from a…