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In February 2020, a friend started his plans to hike the legendary Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Having no original thoughts of my own, I asked if I could join him, and was told “the more the merrier” so here I am. Fourteen months later I am 2 weeks away from the start of my adventure (April 8, 2021), and will use this site to chronicle my training, gear, and the the trials, tribulations, and joy to come. What a long strange trip its been.

9/8/21 to 9/12/21. Training hike on the gorgeous Lost Coast trail near Fort Bragg, otters, elk, seals and bats all came to play

Wow! Despite being tired, I felt ok , slept great and had no physical problems or blisters (which was nice cause I got chewed up pretty bad last hike) We had a leisurely 8:30 start the next morning, as we were only traveling 5 miles to Wheeler Cove. The planContinue reading “9/8/21 to 9/12/21. Training hike on the gorgeous Lost Coast trail near Fort Bragg, otters, elk, seals and bats all came to play”

9:28/22. Fires have stopped all PCT progress

So what do you do? Adapt. Learn. Adjust. Train. So I will Next week might be a hard stretch of the lost coast trail. 5 days. Beach camps. Not so much trails. Lol. Should be fun.

Day 6. 9/22/21. Miles 1005 to 1016 and Sonora pass. The fires and smoke end our trip as all forests are closed. Crazy wild winds all day,

Sadly, the Kaldor fire closed highway 50 and stopped us cold at Kennedy Meadows north. for the day we fought brutal winds all day, with gusts close to 60 MPH that literally would move you. Today’s start was interesting as we had an immediate steep 700 foot climb on anContinue reading “Day 6. 9/22/21. Miles 1005 to 1016 and Sonora pass. The fires and smoke end our trip as all forests are closed. Crazy wild winds all day,”

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