Camping out in Nevada City

I arrived in Nevada City on New Year's eve. Nevada City, originally a Nisenan village named Ustumah, is a quaint little town tucked into the western side of the Sierras, about an hour northeast of…

Sunrise Near Clear Lake

From the Coast to the Blue Oaks

The evening was filled the smell of grass and a gentle breeze that caressed my cheek softly. Not the aching, bone-chilling winds I'd been experiencing almost every night I'd slept outside but rather a sweet,…

Into the redwoods

Day 3: Redwoods and Magic Mushrooms

I always get stranded in the Gold Beach - Brookings area over night. It just always happens. Well, almost always. My first time hitching this route was magical. I didn't get rained on once, though…

The Sixes river

Day 1: Landing at Sixes Rivers

Like any trip into the unknown, hitchhiking is best done when relaxed, happy, and (largely) unconcerned with the outcome. I don't always make it to that place - especially when I've had a cold, wet…

Dropping Into Winter Solstice

Dropping Into the Flow

As many of you know, I have a (mostly) annual trip that I go on around Winter Solstice. It generally involves hitching down the Oregon and California coasts, over to the Indian Pass wilderness (near…

Taunting the riot cops

This Is Not the Way to Stop Fascism

As some of you know, there was a Patriot Prayer rally and a countering antifa rally in downtown Portland today. The antifa rally was in support of survivors of sexual assault, but though we got…