Some days you just miss it more than others. Today is a rough day. I will probably spend an hour or so reminiscing over PCT blog posts - the best way to wallow in nostalgia. People often ask how we blogged so frequently on trail so I thought I would share our set up with you, in case you’re interested in keeping your own blog while hiking.
First of all, you have to have something to write on ‘cause computer access in every town is limited. We carried an iPad mini (in a lifeproof case) and a small bluetooth keyboard the entire length of the trail. I rarely blogged on trail (not enough time when we finally crawled into our tents) but when we would get into town I would spend hours writing blog posts. Since I didn’t have time to write thoughtfully while we were hiking I took copious notes on the phone to keep track of days and mileages and going ons. Having a supportive partner was also key. In town we would grocery shop together but usually Kyle would take on the task of doing laundry or going to the post office so I could focus on writing. On trail Kyle took photos and I would upload them, touch them up and add them to the blog posts in town. Not only is consistently blogging a ton of effort but you make other sacrifices as well. Our iPad/keyboard set up added about a pound to my pack and the camera added about a pound to Kyle’s pack. But on days like today, when I need a good strong dose of trail, I am so thankful we worked to hard to capture those fleeting moments while we were out there. 📷📝😊