In a little over a year I will be boarding a plane bound for San Diego with nothing more than a backpack full of, hopefully very light, gear. Once I land I will somehow find my way 40 miles west to the town of Campo, which sits just north of the Mexican border. From there I will then head north on the Pacific Crest Trail, hiking all the way through California, Oregon and Washington before crossing the border into Canada. In doing so I’ll cross through a desert, numerous mountain passes and a few national parks. In total the trail stretches 2,650 miles with 420,880 feet in elevation change.
This blog will primarily be about my preparation for, and time on, the Pacific Crest trail. I have purposely avoided learning about the ins and outs of the trail and what will be entailed. No, I have not seen or read “Wild”, nor have I read John Muir’s “My first summer in the Sierra”. I have picked up a few pieces of knowledge from talking to people that are also planning on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail but not too much. I know that i’m going to have to mail myself supplies on the way, I might be hiking through a lot of snow or crossing a river and it rains a lot in Southern California, among other things.
Check back each Tuesday for something new, I’ll do my best to make things informative and entertaining. Who knows, maybe I’ll freak out and have some sort of meltdown when the reality of what i’ll be doing finally sinks in.