I started working as the Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator for ONDA (Oregon Natural Desert Association) in December, 2015, and am using my 15+ years of experience as a long distance backpacker to help this new route get established. (DREAM JOB!)
Jump to blog entries from the first section hike from late May-June in 2016: Anderson Crossing to Plush.
Or the 275 miles from Plush to Bend I completed in September.
Or the final 66 miles from Frenchglen to Fields I completed in November.
Or how it feels to be finished!
I got away for a few thru-hikes while working on the Oregon Desert Trail, the next one being the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2017.