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Ryan's Great Adventures: 2010

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This year was all about thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Rather than compile all of my individual blog posts into a coherent whole, I'm just creating this list of all of the relevant posts from start to finish.

  Title Date
1. The Prep Work Continues.... Friday, April 2, 2010
2. Around the Corner and Through the Woods, Is That a Cell Phone Tower I see....? Sunday, April 18, 2010
3. Crash and Burn.... Tuesday, April 20, 2010
4. Day 1: Let the Hike Begin! Friday, April 23, 2010
5. How to Name Blisters and Other Important Topics Saturday, April 24, 2010
6. People Falling Out of the Sky and Other Unexpected Happenings Sunday, April 25, 2010
7. El Se´┐Żor de San Diego Monday, April 26, 2010
8. Lots and Lots and Lots of Thru-Hikers Tuesday, April 27, 2010
9. Rubber Gloves, Safety Glasses, and Other Trail Necessities Tuesday, April 27, 2010
10. The Day My Hat Attacked Me Wednesday, April 28, 2010
11. Things That Go Bump In the Night Thursday, April 29, 2010
12. Taking a Slash and Outhouse Shenanigans Friday, April 30, 2010
13. I'll Walk One Hundred Miles.... Sunday, May 1, 2010
14. Riding the Eagle! Yeee-haw! Sunday, May 2, 2010
15. Soaring With Eagles Monday, May 3, 2010
16. To Walk Like a Duck Tuesday, May 4, 2010
17. Snakes and Lizards on Cinco de Mayo Wednesday, May 5, 2010
18. Another Blister! Thursday, May 6, 2010
19. The Snow Monster Cometh.... Friday, May 7, 2010
20. Idyllwild! Idyllwild! Come here, Idyllwild! Saturday, May 8, 2010
21. An Israeli, an Englishman, a Canadian, and an American Walk Into a Bar.... Sunday, May 9, 2010
22. Back to the Mountain From Hell! Monday, May 10, 2010
23. Shoelace Thermometer and Fuller Ridge Tuesday, May 11, 2010
24. The Long Drop to Civilization Wednesday, May 12, 2010
25. Charging the Windmills Thursday, May 13, 2010
26. Wet Feet Friday, May 14, 2010
27. Lions, and Tigers, and Bears.... Really! Saturday, May 15, 2010
28. The Hunt For a Souvenir Lighter Sunday, May 16, 2010
29. Injury On the Trail! Monday, May 17, 2010
30. National Science Trail Tuesday, May 18, 2010
31. Holy Naked Tortugas With Shades! Wednesday, May 19, 2010
32. Does a Snake Poop In the Woods? Thursday, May 20, 2010
33. McDonalds and Shooting Ranges Friday, May 21, 2010
34. On to Wrightwood! Saturday, May 22, 2010
35. Zero Day Blues Sunday, May 23, 2010
36. Meeting Baden Powell Monday, May 24, 2010
37. The Station Fire Detour Tuesday, May 25, 2010
38. The Miserable Road Walk.... Wednesday, May 26, 2010
39. The Little Doggie Thursday, May 27, 2010
40. Hiker Heaven Friday, May 28, 2010
41. I Squeezed the Charmin! Saturday, May 29, 2010
42. The Andersons Sunday, May 30, 2010
43. Ripping Apples In Two With Your Bare Hands Monday, May 31, 2010
44. Carrying a Bag of... Rocks? Yes, Rocks. Tuesday, June 1, 2010
45. The Los Angeles Aqueduct Wednesday, June 2, 2010
46. Giants! No, just windmills.... Thursday, June 3, 2010
47. Moving from Mojave to Tehachapi Friday, June 4, 2010
48. Goodbye, Southern California! Saturday, June 5, 2010
49. A Celebrity on the Trail! Sunday, June 6, 2010
50. A Lonely Day on the Trail Monday, June 7, 2010
51. Water! Water! My Kingdom for a Drop of Water! Tuesday, June 8, 2010
52. Getting off the trail, the hard way Wednesday, June 9, 2010
53. A Double Feature! Thursday-Friday, June 10-11, 2010
54. A Big-Mile Day! Saturday, June 12, 2010
55. Into Kennedy Meadows Sunday, June 13, 2010
56. The Calm Before the Storm Monday, June 14, 2010
57. Into the High Sierras!
Let's Go Back In Time....
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
58. Homesickness and Digging Holes Wednesday, June 16, 2010
59. Bears, Gay Weddings, and Ever Growing Mountains Thursday, June 17, 2010
60. Highs and Lows Friday, June 18, 2010
61. Boker Tov! Saturday, June 19, 2010
62. The Monster Under the Bed Sunday, June 20, 2010
63. Holy Naked Hiking Tortugas! Monday, June 21, 2010
64. Lemmings! We're Lemmings! Tuesday, June 22, 2010
65. Pinchot Pass: It can bring a grown man to his knees.... Wednesday, June 23, 2010
66. Mather Pass: The scariest pass of them all Thursday, June 24, 2010
67. Muir Pass: The postholing nightmare Friday, June 25, 2010
68. The Most Dangerous River Crossings of All.... Saturday, June 26, 2010
69. The Most Dangerous Day of the Trail.... Sunday, June 27, 2010
70. A Typical Journal Entry Monday, June 28, 2010
71. Civilization! Can it really be?! Tuesday, June 29, 2010
72. Zero Day: I Earned It This Time! Wednesday, June 30, 2010
73. Donahue Pass: It's Not Over Yet! Thursday, July 1, 2010
74. ...And Into Yosemite National Park Friday, July 2, 2010
75. Benson Pass: They Just Keep on Coming.... Saturday, July 3, 2010
76. Ain't No River Wide Enough.... Sunday, July 4, 2010
77. Miles... Must Do Miles..... Monday, July 5, 2010
78. Sonora Pass: The Last 10,000 Footer! Tuesday, July 6, 2010
79. Another Boring Day of Hiking Wednesday, July 7, 2010
80. Search for the Nipple Thursday, July 8, 2010
81. South Lake Tahoe Friday, July 9, 2010
82. Part III: Northern California Saturday, July 10, 2010
83. The Mosquito Attack Sunday, July 11, 2010
84. "North" Lake Tahoe Monday, July 12, 2010
85. Cannibalism on the Trail, With a Side of Ketchup Tuesday, July 13, 2010
86. Happy Bastille Day! Wednesday, July 14, 2010
87. Packer Lake Lodge Thursday, July 15, 2010
88. An Afternoon in Quincy Friday, July 16, 2010
89. Breaking Out Saturday, July 17, 2010
90. Slacking Off Sunday, July 18, 2010
91. The Laziest Day of All Monday, July 19, 2010
92. A Day Without Snow Tuesday, July 20, 2010
93. ...And Into Creepy, Old Belden Town Wednesday, July 21, 2010
94. The Long Climb Out of Belden Thursday, July 22, 2010
95. Halfway! Halfway! And One More Time... HALFWAY! Friday, July 23, 2010
96. New Dangers: Boiling Mud Saturday, July 24, 2010
97. To Old Station! Sunday, July 25, 2010
98. The Hat Creek Rim Hodown Monday, July 26, 2010
99. Holy Naked Fisherman in a Rowboat! Tuesday, July 27, 2010
100. Water, Maps, and an Attempt at a 30+ Mile Day.... Wednesday, July 28, 2010
101. The Blahs Thursday, July 29, 2010
102. A Quick Trip Into Dunsmuir Friday, July 30, 2010
103. Trail Folks Saturday, July 31, 2010
104. What's Another Word for SPECTACULAR? Sunday, August 1, 2010
105. The Russian Wilderness Monday, August 2, 2010
106. A Day of Rest Tuesday, August 3, 2010
107. Back to the Trail! Wednesday, August 4, 2010
108. Shoe Troubles.... Thursday, August 5, 2010
109. The Pancake Challenge! Friday, August 6, 2010
110. O Oregon, Where Art Thou? Saturday, August 7, 2010
111. O Ashland, Where Art Thou? Sunday, August 8, 2010
112. Grizzlies and Train Robberies! Monday, August 9, 2010
113. On, bacons, on! Tuesday, August 10, 2010
114. Goodbye to Ashland.... Wednesday, August 11, 2010
115. Southbounders and Perseids Thursday, August 12, 2010
116. Crater Lake Friday, August 13, 2010
117. Mount Thielson Saturday, August 14, 2010
118. Attack of the Killer Mosquitoes Sunday, August 15, 2010
119. Over the Mountains and Through the Woods.... Monday, August 16, 2010
120. The Calm Before the Storm Tuesday, August 17, 2010
121. The Calm After the Storm Wednesday, August 18, 2010
122. To Sisters! Thursday, August 19, 2010
123. A 32nd Reason to Love Baskin Robbins Friday, August 20, 2010
124. Fire and Ice and Everything Nice Saturday, August 21, 2010
125. In Search of the PCT Sunday, August 22, 2010
126. Merry Christmas! (Not Really) Monday, August 23, 2010
127. Mount Hood and Timberline Lodge Tuesday, August 24, 2010
128. Another Boring Day in the Woods.... Wednesday, August 25, 2010
129. Crossing Another Arbitrary Political Boundary! Thursday, August 26, 2010
130. Happy New Year! (Not really) Friday-Saturday, August 27-28, 2010
131. Another Double Header! Sunday-Monday, August 29-30, 2010
132. Raining Apple Pies Tuesday, August 31, 2010
133. The Laziest Day on the Trail Wednesday, September 1, 2010
134. Jizo, the Patron Saint of Travelers, Finally Comes Through Thursday, September 2, 2010
135. Gummi Women and the Goat Rocks Friday, September 3, 2010
136. Give Me White Pass, or Give Me Death! Saturday, September 4, 2010
137. From White Pass to Mount Rainier Sunday, September 5, 2010
138. Labor Day at Chinook Pass Monday, September 6, 2010
139. A Perfect Day For Misery Tuesday, September 7, 2010
140. Snoqualmie Pass or Bust! Wednesday, September 8, 2010
141. Jack, Packs, and Buckles Thursday, September 9, 2010
142. Lemah Meadows and Area Friday, September 10, 2010
143. Cathedral Rock, Boots, and Ed Saturday, September 11, 2010
144. Avalanches, Murders, and the Dressmaker's Doll Sunday, September 12, 2010
145. These are a few of my favorite things.... Monday, September 13, 2010
146. Around Glacier Peak Tuesday, September 14, 2010
147. Glorious Sunrise! Wednesday, September 15, 2010
148. Stehekin, the Most Amazing Town EVER! Thursday, September 16, 2010
149. Disaster Strikes! Friday, September 17, 2010
150. Listless and Lonely..... Saturday, September 18, 2010
151. The Dreary Weather Continues.... Sunday, September 19, 2010
152. Oh, Canada! Oh, Canada! Monday, September 20, 2010
153. There's No Place Like Home.... Tuesday, September 21, 2010
154. Reentry and the "Lost" Photos Wednesday, September 22, 2010
155. PCT Epilogue Wednesday, February 23, 2011