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Fear of being salsafied in the Sierras

Fear of being salsafied in the Sierras

I first remembered that I am altitude-impaired while attempting to go over New Army Pass a few weeks ago. Something eerily similar took place in the 1990s in the Trinity Alps during a previous hike. How did I forget or discount this? The switchbacks on the way up to the pass were, let’s just say, unenjoyable.

Magic and frustration on the Pacific Crest Trail

I write this from Julian, Calif. where I’m stuck for a few days with what appears to be Plantar Fasciitis. It’s rather agonizing to be off trail, luxuriating in a nice, touristy hotel room when my every instinct screams to be back on the rocky, rocking footpath to Ashland. These problems aren’t uncommon among hikers, especially