Oregon Coast Magazine Article Part III (Final)

Do Over: Attempting the Oregon Coast Trail…Again (Part III) After two weeks on the trail, I no longer worried about finishing. Hiking 20 miles before noon was no big deal. I had given myself a month to walk all 382 miles of the OCT and at my current pace I’d be done a week sooner than planned. I tried to savor every remaining step but could already feel the melancholic twinge that would accompany my journey’s end. I strolled into Lincoln City, scored a picnic table at Siletz Bay Park, and pulled an unopened can of refried beans from my…

Oregon Coast Magazine Article Part II

I’m posting the second installment of my 3-part essay published by Oregon Coast Magazine. Unless you live in Oregon, or are visiting Powell’s Books anytime soon, the article might be hard to find. Still, I encourage you to seek it out – the folks at the mag have been wonderful to work with and I’d love to continue supporting them, even if from afar. In Part II they’ve published another 14 photos alongside my essay, which goes as follows: Do Over: Attempting the Oregon Coast Trail…Again Part II The nylon walls of my tent rippled and popped as evening gusts…

Oregon Coast Magazine Article Part I

Big thanks to Oregon Coast Magazine for publishing my 3-part essay on my 2014 thru-hike of the Oregon Coast Trail. The article isn’t available online, and the only place I know it can be purchased is Powell’s City of Books in Portland — so I’m positing it here. Read Part I below, and stay tuned for Parts II & III. Thanks for giving it a look. -tg Do Over: Attempting the Oregon Coast Trail…Again (Part 1) I expanded the telescopic trekking poles, gripped their cork handles, checked my watch, and took my first steps on the grassy single-track. For the first few…