BACKPACKING

I believe in finding the right gear to make your travels light, yet comfortable.

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity" – Albert Einstein’s Three Rules of Work

This short quote summarizes my philosophy for both life and ultralight backpacking. I take only what I need in order to enjoy the journey. Each piece of gear is simple and light, and is integrated as a component of a harmonious system. Over many years and thousands of trail miles, my needs and wants have been redefined (or eliminated), resulting in a decreasing pack weight. In this constantly evolving process, any difficulty in the journey brings both opportunity and confidence born of hardship.

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RunRunning is my meditation - my time to reset. When I run I can think. When I can think, I feel inspired and creative. Running challenges me, tests my limits, and presents endless opportunities to discover my power and strength.  Find out more about my running adventures, racing, and training. 

 

 

 

 

 

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US/MEXICO BORDER

May 13th, 2017     (start)                     

 


 


 

 

109.5

WARNER SPRINGS

Mail Drop - Post Office: 
Lani Advokat | PCT Hiker
General Delivery
Warner Springs, CA 92086

 

 

 

 

 

275.0

BIG BEAR CITY
TO WRIGHTWOOD

89.5 MI   5.4 DAYS   

Mail Drop - Big Bear Hostel:
Ian Crombie
c/o Big Bear Hostel
PO Box 1951
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1951

Resupply:
Big Bear City Grocery
Big Bear Lake Supermarkets

Sleeping:
Big Bear Hostel in Big Bear Lake
909-866-8900 

Free ride to and from trail(HWY 18)

363.5

WRIGHTWOOD
TO AGUA DULCE 

90.8 MI   5.5 DAYS   

Mail Drop - Mountain Hardware:
Ian Crombie
c/o Mountain Hardware
P.O Box 398
Wrightwood, CA 92397

Resupply:
Jensen’s Finest Foods

 

 

454.5

AGUA DULCE
TO MOJAVE 

103.9 MI   6.3 DAYS   

Mail Drop - The Saufleys:
Ian Crombie
c/o The Saufleys
11861 Darling Road
Agua Dulce, CA 91390

Resupply:
Sweetwater Farms (Large Grocer)

558.5

MOJAVE
TO KENNEDY MEADOWS 

144.5 MI   8.5 DAYS   

Mail Drop - Motel 6:
Ian Crombie
c/o Motel 6
SR 58 / Sierra Highway @ SR 14
Mojave, CA 93501

Resupply:
Vons Supermarket

 

 

702.2

KENNEDY MEADOWS STORE TO INDEPENDENCE

67.3 MI   3.7 DAYS   

Mail Drop - General Store:
Ian Crombie
c/o Kennedy Meadows General Store
96740 Beach Meadow Road.
Inyokern, CA 93527

USE PRIORITY MAIL

788.9

INDEPENDENCE
TO VERMILLION VALLEY RESORT

132.4 MI   7.0 DAYS  

Mail Drop:
Chevron accepts packages
Ian Crombie
c/o Chevron
PO Box 403
Independence, CA 93526

Resupply:
Good resupply at the Chevron

Lodging:
Maybe Stay In Courthouse Motel
760-878-2732
courthousemotel.com

878.8

VERMILLION VALLEY RESORT
TO TUOLUMNE MEADOWS

65.5 MI   4.1 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Vermillion Vallery Resort:
Ian Crombie
Vermillion Valley Resort
c/o Rancheria Garage
62311 Huntington Lake Road
Lakeshore, CA 93634

$20 Dollar fee, 25lb weight limit, Must have name and ETA on all four sides of the package.  

UPS Only

 

 

942.5

TUOLUMNE MEADOWS
TO ECHO LAKE RESORT 

151.8 MI   9.5 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office:
Ian Crombie
General Delivery
Tuolumne Meadows
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Resupply:
Tuolumne Store 

1094.5

ECHO LAKE RESORT
TO SIERRA CITY

103.1 MI   6.2 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office:
Ian Crombie
General Delivery
Echo Lake, CA 95721

Resupply:
Chalet Grocery (Large C-Store)

 

 

1197.5

SIERRA CITY
TO BELDEN

91.6 MI   5.6 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Bill and Margeret Price:
Ian Crombie
c/o Red Moose Inn
PO Box 384
Sierra City, CA 96125

Resupply:
Sierra City Country Store

1289.5

BELDEN
TO OLD STATION 

88.5 MI   5.4 DAYS  

Mail Drop -The Braatens of Little Haven
Ian Crombie
c/o The Braatens at Little Haven
15913 Highway 70
Belden, CA 95915

UPS or FedEx only

1377.8

OLD STATION
TO BURNEY FALLS SP 

45.9 MI   2.4 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office
Ian Crombie
General Delivery
Old Station, CA 96071

1423.5

BURNEY FALLS STATE PARK TO CASTELLA 

82.9 MI   4.9 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Camp Store:
Ian Crombie
c/o Burney Park Camp Store
McArthur Burney Falls State Park
24900 State Highway 89
Burney, CA 96013

$5 a box

Label Box Uniquely

1506.5

CASTELLA
TO ETNA 

155.6 MI   6.0 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Camp Store
Ian Crombie
c/o Ammiratis Market
20107 Castle Creek Road
Castella, CA 96017

UPS

1606.56

ETNA
TO SEIAD VALLEY 

55.8 MI   3.2 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Alderbrook Manor:
Ian Crombie
c/o Alderbrook Manor
836 Sawyers Bar Road
Etna, CA 96027

Resupply:
Large Grocery Story - Rays Food Place

1662.0

SEIAD VALLEY
TO ASHLAND 

64.5 MI   4.2 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Mid River RV Park
Ian Crombie
c/o Mid River RV Park
44701 Hwy 96
Seiad Valley, CA 96986

UPS - 5$ a Box

 

 

1726.8

ASHLAND
TO CRATER LAKE (MAZAMA VILLAGE)

103.8 MI   6.1 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office:
Ian Crombie
General Delivery
Ashland, OR 97520

Resupply:
Safeway, Albertsons

1829.3

CRATER LAKE
TO SHELTER COVE  

81.8 MI   4.7 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Camp Store
Ian Crombie
c/o Crater Lake Camp Store
Mazama Village
Crater Lake, OR 97604

 

 

1912.3

SHELTER COVE RESORT
TO BIG LAKE YOUTH CAMP 

83.5 MI   4.4 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Shelter Cove Resort:
Ian Crombie
c/o Shelter Cove Resort
27600 West Odell Lake Road
Highway 58
Crescent, OR 97733

Please Hold / My Name

UPS only

2001.3

BIG LAKE YOUTH CAMP
TO TIMBERLINE LODGE 

93.4 MI   6.0 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office
Ian Crombie
c/o Big Lake Youth Camp
13100 Highway 20
Sisters, OR 97759 

Please Hold / My Name

UPS only

2107.3

TIMBERLINE LODGE
TO CASCADE LOCKS  

47.8 MI   2.8 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office:
Ian Crombie
c/o Timberline Ski Area
WY’East Store
Timberline Lodge, OR 97028

2155.0

CASCADE LOCKS
TO WHITE PASS

147.7 MI   8.7 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office
Ian Crombie
General Delivery
Cascade Locks, OR 97014

 

 

2303.0

WHITE PASS
TO SNOQUALMIE PASS 

99.0 MI   5.8 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office
Ian Crombie
White Pass Rural Branch P.O.
at the Kracker Barrel Store
48851 US Hwy 12
Naches, WA 98937 

USPS
Please hold for 'Your Name'

2402.0

SNOQUALMIE PASS
TO SKYKOMISH 

74.5 MI   5.0 DAYS  

Mail Drop - The Summit Inn
Ian Crombie
c/o Summit Inn
603 State Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass WA 98068 

USPS

2476.0

SKYKOMISH
TO STEHEKIN  

174.0 MI   6.5 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office:
Ian Crombie
General Delivery
Skykomish, WA 98288

 

 

2668.8

STEHEKIN
TO MANNING PARK 

192.8 MI   5.7 DAYS  

Mail Drop - Post Office:
Ian Crombie
General Delivery
Stehekin, WA 98852 

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Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.

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41.5

MT. LAGUNA

May 15th, 2017

Mail Drop - Laguna Mountain Lodge
Lani Advokat | PCT Hiker
c/o Laguna Mountain Lodge
10678 Sunrise Hwy P.O. Box 146
Mt. Laguna, Ca 91948

 


 

179.4

IDYLLWILD

Mail Drop - Post Office: 
Lani Advokat | PCT Hiker
General Delivery
Idyllwild, CA 92549