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Brent and Kim
City: Fort Collins
Begins: May 14, 2008
Date: Thu, Jan 22nd, 2009
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Long awaited people and blogs entry..
I'm going to post this in 2 places, because it really straddles our 2 blogs.
I was going through my email a today, and I found something that I had emailed to myself months ago. It's the list of people we met on the trail, with links to the blogs that some of them kept. I meant to post this on Postholer when we finished the hike but, um, I didn't because I forgot. Sorry guys.
So there are 2 main websites to check for PCT (and other long distance hiker's) journals. The one we used is Postholer.com, and there's a link there on the sidebar. You can index the journals (in the upper right hand corner) by trail and year, so ours is PCT 2008. Of the hits on that search, here are some of the people we met: Vegematic & McTall, Treebeard, Circle, Alabama Jammer, Rolf, Jellybean, Chief Chi-Hua-Hua, Photon & Nargles.
The other website is Trailjournals.com (again, link on the sidebar). This search is a little clunkier than Postholer; glad I didn't put my journal here. In the "Journals" box near the center of the page, click "2008." It will automatically drop you into the Appalachian Trail, select the Pacific Crest Trail from the dropdown, and it will bring up all 2008 PCT Hikers. Here's the list of hikers we met with journals here: Warner Springs Monty, Tailwinds, Mssnglnk & Kombuddha, Detour, Mark & Jean, Canyonman, Chuck Norris & Tigger, Gazelle, Glo-Worm, Grampa Kilt, Headnout, Jellybean (she kept journals both places, they're the same), Lil Wrangler, Minnesota John, Razor, Rockstar, Rubiks, Smooth Criminal, Tex (Ron) and Karen, Trooper, Turbo & WindBreaker.
Of course, there are also those who kept their blogs on sites like this one or have their own website. Here are links to as many of those as I could find:
Moonshine & Tigerlily - www.rosieben.blogspot.com
Gerry & Michelle - http://michellegerrypcthike.blogspot.com
Six & Spiff - http://gaytrees.blogspot.com/
Jima & Pauline - http://thepctthree.blogspot.com/
Don't Panic - http://jacobdown.com/pct2008/
Wingit - http://blackcathiker.blogspot.com/
Forager - http://hemmingwayadventure.blogspot.com
Squatch - http://www.walkpct.com/
Wheeew - www.wheeew.com
I highly recommend Gerry and Michelle's blog, they're really sharp and funny, and Gerry is a huge ham. They have more (better!) pictures than ours, and just kept up a really entertaining and insightful blog. Also, remember the shoes that Brent found in the hiker box in Shelter Cove? The ones that he cut holes in so his toes could poke through? Those were Michelle's shoes!
With hiking season fast approaching, if you enjoyed following us last year, you might try someone else out this summer. Retro (on Postholer) is someone we never managed to meet on the trail (she was hiking southbound, and we must have missed her), but we kept track of her blog. She's trying to do the Continental Divide Trail this summer, and already has her blog started. Also on Postholer are Ron and Julie from Eugene, OR. We met them briefly on the trail last year as they were walking a practice hike. They're doing the PCT this year.
Enjoy the links and blogs!
Pacific Crest Trail - 2008
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org
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