Tag Archives: california

transcontinental

It has already been more than two weeks since we walked into the Pacific Ocean. We have chosen to take the advice of many people and take our time heading home. We are in no rush. After a visit all-too-short … Continue reading

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the final mile

Yesterday was a very interesting day. It was cloudy and cool, and everything was wet and damp and growing and smelling wonderful. Slater dropped us off at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Bloomfield Boulevard. We walked 7 miles to … Continue reading

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out of the desert, into the sprawl

After our rest in Barstow, we booked it south through Yermo. More desert, more rocks, more sand. One day, I was cursing the sun for beating down so hot and heavy; the next, I was freezing to the bone as … Continue reading

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95 miles to go

Friends, we are less than 100 miles from reaching the coast. I got faked out a few days in a row by mountains on the horizon, thinking they must be the last wall of rock between us and the ocean. … Continue reading

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Baker to Barstow (almost)

Confession time: We are kind of getting sick of the desert. We have been walking through the sandy, rocky, shadeless wastes for hundreds of miles and nearly 2 months. Enough is enough. We are tired of no shade, no respite … Continue reading

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through the valley of Joshua

We walked up and out of Sandy Valley, deep into the Mojave desert of southeast California. Up and over a pass, we came down into a wide and sweeping desert valley, 20 miles north of I-15. The sun glowed golden … Continue reading

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California sunrise and the ghost of Vegas past

I am troubled on our first morning in California. We woke to a fiery sunrise from the east, coming up over the far side of Sandy Valley. It reminded me of the way those mountains looked last night, glowing in … Continue reading

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Californy or bust

Today, we finally crossed into California. The greener pastures of San Bernardino beckoned us across Sandy Valley. We walked here with our feet and it feels good.

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Big Announcement-type Announcement

Big things have been happening. Lots of things. It’s time we shared. Kait and I will no longer be ending our walk in San Francisco. San Fran has been our end goal pretty much since the day we decided to … Continue reading

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Flashback: San Francisco or Bust, 2009 (with dogs)

After our graduation from Ohio University in June of 2009, the family of friends that Kait and I had found in college quickly began to disband.  The undergraduate chapter of our lives had ended, and we left Athens one by … Continue reading

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