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We’re Steve and Noelle from Portland, OR, USA. We’re taking a few years off work to backpack and travel the globe. No jobs, no house, no cars…no income.  It’s kinda crazy, as we’re in our 50’s at the top of our income earning periods.  Who takes a sabbatical in their 50s?  Well, as it turns out, we do.  Life’s just too short, so we’re choosing to live in the moment, for as many moments as we can.  

At the beginning of our adventure, we chose to thru-hike the 2,653 mile Pacific Crest Trail.  As avid hikers and backpackers, the PCT topped our bucket list for many years.  What an amazing experience to actually get out there and backpack!  Our hiking took quite a few twists and turns but the adventure proved amazing.

Just like it has for everyone, the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic radically altered our 2020 adventure. We scuttled plans and returned to the United States from South East Asia due to the spreading virus.  We enjoyed a couple months in Thailand and Vietnam and were glad for the travels as they came.

Now we’re semi-homeless, unemployed and very restless. We’re adapting by buying a huge Dodge Ram 3500 dually and an Arctic Fox Truck Camper.  We’re ready to embark on a new adventure, exploring our own country. Woo hoo!  We now get about 10 miles to the gallon of diesel!  Guess we better make every one of those miles count!  Whadda say? Ready to hit the open road?

Our first night on the PCT

Recent Articles from Steve and Noelle

Here’s what we’re up to recently! Let’s go for a hike.

PCT:Day 214: Slack packing

Day: 214 Direction: Southbound  Trail location: 1470 Cumulative miles hiked: 2189 Miles hiked today: 11.8 Elevation: 6000 High/low temp humidity: Spinning on the turntable: Richard K. Morgan: Altered Carbon Today I had expectations that I would fly up and down...

PCT:Day 213: Shake it baby!

Day: 213 Direction: Southbound  Trail location: 1458 Cumulative miles hiked: 2178 Miles hiked today: 12.29 Elevation: 4661 High/low temp humidity: 85/58/15 Spinning on the turntable: Richard K. Morgan: Altered Carbon This morning began with a four mile uphill haul. I...

PCT:Day 212: Trail magic

Day: 212 Direction: Southbound Trail location: 1446 Cumulative miles hiked: 2165 Miles hiked today: 12.35 Elevation: 6557 High/low temp humidity: 89/61/20 Spinning on the turntable: Richard K. Morgan: Altered Carbon Feeling rebellious this morning I opted to drink...

PCT: Day 211: Going back for wilson

Day: 211 Direction: Southbound Trail location: 1433 Cumulative miles hiked: 2153 Miles hiked today: 15.14 Elevation: 6557High/low temp humidity: 89/57/15 Spinning on the turntable: Billy Joel: Live through the years Each day on the trail I tell myself that tomorrow...

PCT: Day 210: Fire Burnout

Day: 210 Direction: Southbound Trail location: 1418 Cumulative miles hiked: 2148 Miles hiked today: 14.82 Elevation: 6455 High/low temp humidity: Spinning on the turntable: Coldplay: Everyday Life Hiking through a burnout section isn’t the most exciting thing in the...

PCT: Day 209

Day: 209 Direction: Southbound Trail location: 1403 Cumulative miles hiked: 2134 Miles hiked today: 13.74 Elevation: 3031 High/low temp humidity: 89/57/15 Spinning on the turntable: Diana Krall: Sunflower The trail behind me (North) has been closed due to a forest...

PCT: Day 208: Slackpackimg

Day: 208 Direction: Southbound Trail location: 1390 Cumulative miles hiked: 2109 Miles hiked today: 4.49 Elevation: 5566 High/low temp/Humidity : 77/53/15 Spinning on the turntable: Glen Campbell: Live at the Royal festival hall Today was a easy slack pack kind of...

PCT: Day 206: Reunited

Day: 206 Direction: Southbound Trail location: 1385.7 Cumulative miles hiked: 2105 Miles hiked today: 8.41 Elevation: 5518 High/low temp/humidity : 77/57/20 Spinning on the turntable: Morrisey: I am not a dog on a chain My home for a night Today I’m headed into Quincy...

PCT: Day 205: That’s a mighty big hill

Day: 205 Direction: Southbound Trail location: 1367.8 Cumulative miles hiked: 2096 Miles hiked today: 10.43 Elevation: 6644 High/low temp/humidity : 82/59/10 Spinning on the turntable: The Cranberries: No need to argue I spent yesterday preparing for the hike today....

PCT: Day 203: The heat!

It’s really hot and I’m really hungry on this stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail. Making a stop in Belden to add snacks and hot food!

Our Adventures

Join along as we explore the world around us. We’ve been traveling the world for years, but new to chronicling our adventures. We hope you enjoy walking alongside us, whether in Hanoi or along the Pacific Crest Trail. We love to learn about new cultures, be it hiker trash or Euro trash. We’re working on building out our gear lists, so keep checking back!  Our whole site is a work in progress, so grab a cup of coffee and come on along with Steve and Noelle. Click below to get our newsletter, so you can keep up to date on where we’re headed and the awesomeness we get to see.