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The Unicycling Unicorn




PLEASE NOTE: The Unicycling Unicorn will be uploading more blogs from the Superior Hiking Trail, Arizona Trail, Oregon Timber Trail, Appalachian Trail & Pacific Crest Trail. In the meantime feel free to follow his PCT vlogs here:

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Day 7: iPhone Down

Posted by Jamey on June 1, 2020 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Thursday, Sept. 15th, 2016

So, I haven’t mentioned it yet but my iPhone battery was running very very low and my solar panel charger wasn’t working or just wasn’t getting enough sunlight as the trail had lots of shade. Plus, we were walking N to S so our backs weren’t into the sun. Unfortunately, this meant I woke up to a dead phone. ☹ Not cool especially since it was my only way of taking photos, plus it was what I used to write my blog.

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Day 6: Big Mushroom & Big Fires

Posted by Jamey on June 1, 2020 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 2016

When we woke, we learned that we had camped with six ladies. Made small talk over breakie and enjoyed the views of the river.


Back on the trail we followed the river for a bit and then continued on to Pincushion Mtn. Met lots of older folks hiking along the way and...

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Day 5: The Big Ol' Lake & First Food Drop

Posted by Jamey on May 31, 2020 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 2016

Today would be the first and only day we would actually walk along Lake Superior. When we made it there, all three of us decided to get refreshed by having a quick dip in the lake. It was freezing but felt so good to have a quick bath.

The trail followed the beach for a mile in a...

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Day 4: Mystery of the Falls

Posted by Jamey on November 24, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Monday, Sept. 12th, 2016

Did our usual routine of waking up, making breakfast, packing our tent and gear and then hitting the trail. Made it to Devils Kettle Falls which was really cool. I saw a YouTube video last year ( about it as it is one of the mysteries of the world cause the river splits in two here; half the water goes into a hole and they have no idea where this water goes.

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Day 3: Will Puppy Dog Make It?

Posted by Jamey on November 24, 2017 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Slept much better the second night and felt so nice to rest our bodies. Both Ragged and I had very sore hips when we woke up and it hurt to put the packs on but we had to make it to our next camp so off we went.

We were starting to get our trail legs and even though we were sore we could tell we were getting stronger. We a...

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Day 2: Three Bros

Posted by Jamey on November 24, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2016

I didn't sleep that well as I was tossing and turning all night. Plus MacGyver took up a lot of my sleeping pad and tent…he’s a big dog! It was about 8:00am and Allie & Pop were cooking breakfast.

Chatted with them while we made breakfast and packed up our stuff. By about 9:...

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Day 1: Double Rainbows, Allie & Pop

Posted by Jamey on November 24, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Friday, Sept 9th, 2016

Wanted to wake up early to organize my stuff but since we didn't fall asleep until 2:30am I slept until 9:00am. Was so nice to have more than 5 hours of sleep. Organized a bit, left some booze at the trailhead and went to do another food drop...hopefully faster and smoother than last night. :/

Found the trailhead and went looking for a branch. Didn't take too long to find one and about half an hour later it was hung and we were on our...

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Day 0: Cops & Fucking Food Drops

Posted by Jamey on October 27, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Thursday, Sept. 8th, 2016

Slept for 3 hours and tried to get up and start driving again but it wasn't happening so I stopped and slept for another 2 hours. This means I would be late but I was already behind schedule so what's another few hours.

Tried making some of that time by speeding some more. My Waze works pretty good by other users reporting when they see cops so you know when they are coming. Well not this time as I cruised into MN as there was an officer hidi...

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Day -1: Flat Tires Suck

Posted by Jamey on October 26, 2017 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 2016

My alarm went off 5 hours later at 5:30am as I wanted to get thru Denver before rush hour. After driving 30 feet I felt a thump thump thump and so I got out and saw I had a flat tire. Fuck.

I had two choices; call AAA and have them come out to fix it or put the spare on and drive to nearest tire shop. I chose the latter and regretted it a bit as I had to take a bunch of things out to access the jack plus it took me awhile to figu...

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SHT Day -2: Showers Are Good

Posted by Jamey on October 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Woke up bright and early so I could make it to LA around 11am and avoid as much traffic as possible. Still ended sitting in like an hour of traffic but got puppy dog and headed to my family friends house in Fullerton.

When I arrived they weren't home but they were kind enough to leave a key for me so I could get my stuff a...

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SHT Day -3: Longest Road Trip EVER

Posted by Jamey on October 24, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Monday Sept. 5th, 2016

Let the adventure...aka 52 hours of driving to the start of the Superior Hiking Trail...begin. It all starts in Black Rock City at the last day of Burning Man (craziest and coolest festival I have ever been to) which they call Exodus. 70,000 people leave and all need to get onto a single lane highway…so the traffic is crazy…like 10 times worse than LA traffic during rush hour!. I ended up leaving at noon and it took 6 hours to drive 4 miles...

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Day 21: A Happy Ending

Posted by Jamey on December 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

My alarm went off at 5am bright and early. Wrote in my journal until 5:30am and got up. Tried to be quiet while I was packing up to not wake anyone else up but Mike, the tour guide, was already up to get coffee and breakfast started. A few of the guys were out and about by the time I left at 6:45am, my earliest start yet.

I had decided to skip breakfast to save time and get rolling. Said my goodbyes and thank you's to whoever was up and left. The sun was just rising and it ...

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Day 20: Crazy Mt Bike Gang Made Me Do Tequila Shots

Posted by Jamey on December 5, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

When I woke up it wasn't too cold nor was my tent damp with condensation so that was nice. Made breakfast and hot chocolate while I sat and enjoyed the view. Two bow hunters walked over the bridge so I waved and they waved back.

Check out this video...probably my favorite video of the trip cause it was by far the coolest campsite yet!

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Day 19: Just When I Thought It Couldn't Get Better...It Does

Posted by Jamey on November 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)

I wanted to get a super early start so that I could hitch a ride into Silverton ASAP to get my resupply box at the post office. I had no idea if they were open on Saturdays but was hoping. Alarm went off at 5:30am. Wrote in my journal for a bit and then got up.


Wasn't as cold as it usually is so that was nice. But when I got out of the tent one of my flip flops were missing. I had left it outside my tent with my shoes and water (CamelBak). I found it like 10 feet away next...

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Day 18: Home On Wheels

Posted by Jamey on November 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

When my alarm went off it was way too cold to get up. Thought I hit snooze but accidentally turned it off. This meant I kept sleeping until the hot sun heated up my tent and woke me up. The first time I was actually warm when I got out of the tent!


It was 8am and I was behind schedule. I wanted to leave by 7:30am so that I could try to ride the 30 miles to the highway which would take me to Silverton. Hurried and hit the trail at 8:30am.


Today there wer...

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Day 17: First Aid Kit, Highest Point, Elk & Moose

Posted by Jamey on November 29, 2015 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

It was so nice waking up warm and in a bed. It wasn't nice sleeping with people who snore. But it was totally worth it and I loved that I didn't have to pack up a wet tent.


John was up as well as another guy who was hiking the CT. We asked if he needed a ride to the trail and he said that would be much better than trying to hitchhike. I ordered a breakfast bagel and cappuccino from the coffee shop next door and we loaded our stuff into Hannahs' car.


Up w...

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Day 16: People are Awesome, Restoring My Faith In Humankind

Posted by Jamey on November 28, 2015 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Brrrrrrr. Another cold morning. Instead of my tent being wet this morning it was frozen. When I opened up the door little snowflakes fell down on me instead of raindrops.


Packed up, made breakfast and started climbing. Up I went until I got to where the sun was and it felt so nice to start to feel warm. Pretty soon I was hot so had to stop and take off my layers.



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Day 15: NO BRAKES!

Posted by Jamey on November 28, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Waking up in the morning is always the worst and hardest part of the day. Cold and everything is damp. Today was no exception. But I wanted to get an early start as I had a lot of climbing today and would be above tree line for a good portion of the day.


Was packed and on the trail by 8am so off to a good start. 3 miles in at a trail-head I saw a toilet. Wasn't in my data book but I'll use it anyway. Filled up my water and continued on.

I love signs like this as it...

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Day 14: Crazy Fast Hiker, Turtle Head & Bridge Out

Posted by Jamey on November 24, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Woke up at 5:30am as I had to catch up for two days In my journal. Laid in bed writing until 7am. I could hear most everyone else was already up and moving. Ate my breakfast skillet and the group left camp around 8am. I had to finish packing and left 20 minutes later.


I figured I would catch them in no time but it took much longer than I thought. They are fast hikers. An hour into the trail I eventually caught up to the group while they were resting at the top of a hill. I...

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Day 13: Rocks, Hail & Group Camping

Posted by Jamey on November 23, 2015 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Wanted to do a lot of miles today so I woke up early and was on the trail before 8am. Was a wee bit chilly but dressed warm. My fingers were exposed though and those got pretty cold. Eventually it warmed up and I was able to take off layers.


A few miles in I understood why they call the Rocky Mts the Rockies. The trail had rocks everywhere. Big ones, loose ones, small ones, sharp ones, sl...

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