January 1st of 2002 Geolyn Carvin (aka Boots McFarland) put her mind to hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. With her busy schedule completing it in sections seemed the wise thing to do. As she hikes she writes a journal documenting her many adventures. Passing these “short stories” around for all to read, it became apparent that it was comedy. This is how “Boots” McFarland was born. Why not draw some of these ridiculous situations. Every hiker experiences them and better to laugh at than cry.
Congratulations to Boots who finished the PCT just two weeks ago, 13 years after she began. Now she’ll will certainly have plenty of new material for her cartoons. I’ll post some more in the weeks to come but if you are anxious to see more sooner, check out Geolyn’s website: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/pcttrailsidereader/new/text