Kendra Allenby likes the messy stuff. Her cartoons,which frequently appear in The New Yorker, explore the absurdity of human life wherever it unfolds—cramped apartments, crowded bars and now, the Pacific Crest Trail.in The New Yorker, explore the absurdity of human life wherever it unfolds—cramped apartments, crowded bars and now, the Pacific Crest Trail.
Watercolors in hand and husband by her side, Kendra is documenting the five-and-a-half-month journey, with its epic beauty and inevitable stresses, by sketching.
And while the couple’s destination is clear, Kendra looks forward to seeing where these newest cartoons will land.
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On my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail back in 2018, I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time (at the Water cache just after Crater Lake) to be part of a little documentary that was sponsored by Coors Light, called “This Cartoonist Is Drawing Her Way up the Pacific Coast”
They were doing a small documentary about Kendra Allenby aka Skunk Bear and wanted to show Trail Magic as well, as it is a huge part of the trail.
You would be a fool to turn down free beer, and so a couple of other hikers though as well 🙂
I just thought about it the other day and decided to do a Google search to see if I could find anything (I forgot Kendra’s name so it was a stab in the dark).
It turned out that the video was already published back in September, and watching it brought back a ton of good memories, and it is actually a very nice video, showing some cool footage – and of course, it shows me!
So grab Yourself a cup of coffee (or tea if that’s Your thing) and enjoy this little 5-minute video.
And if You want to check out more of Kenra’s work You can go to her Instagram page.