OCT Again

I first hiked the OCT in 2019. 270 miles hiked in 18 days. Why do it again?

COVID and Thru-Hiking

Last spring thru-hikers across the country had to abort their plans as COVID struck. In this post, I explore my thoughts on the safety of a thru-hike in 2021.

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Am I Done Yet?

So I’ve completed the Oregon Coast Trail twice. After my first hike, I made a list of the sections I’d missed due to weather, tides, and other scheduling issues. And one by one I ticked them off on my second hike. Bayocean Spit to Netarts: check Sand Lake, Tierra Del Mar, and Cape Kiwanda: checkContinue reading “Am I Done Yet?”

Post-hike Gear Review

In short, I only changed out one piece of gear (added a spork). For those interested in the details, here are my thoughts on what I brought along. Clothing worn: Hat: “Sunday Afternoon Adventure”. This floppy hat has now completed two OCTs. It’s great sun protection, and keeps rain off my face. Sun gloves: goodContinue reading “Post-hike Gear Review”

Photo Highlights

I tried to post some of the best photos of each day as I went along, but now that I’m back and had a chance to go through them, I’ve created a highlights album. Looking back, I can see that there are limitations to my cell phone camera, especially for capturing wildlife where I couldn’tContinue reading “Photo Highlights”