The Story of My People

These are my stories of the people I met on trail who changed my life forever. I am humbled by the fact that these women and men allowed me to walk with them on their thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. I will forever be indebted to them for their kindness and friendship.

The Story of My People: Part 10: Joe Dirt

Scene One Setting: Hat Creek Rim Scenic Overlook Cast: Fluffy, Lt. Dan, Joe Dirt, Peanut, Monster We find our protagonists in the middle of an argument concerning the geologial forces surrounding the formation

The Story of My People: Part 9: A-Game

"What's your name again? Fuzzy expletive? Furry another-expletive? Floppy yet-another-expletive?" asks A-Game. "Ugh! It's Fluffy!" I respond, disgusted at having to constantly correct A-Game and Valley Girl. They're both

The Story of My People: Part 7: Monster

That night, he showed us pictures and videos of the Sierra from his iPhone. He told us stories about death defying creek crossings, digging down through the snow to find shelter, and how he was probably the first person to walk into — and out of — the Sierra in 2017. Amazing