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Date: Sun, Mar 22nd, 2009
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The time is getting short now! The hike is becomming more real with each passing day. What began as a dream 18 years ago is set to be fulfilled.
The planning is done, gear is all in order,official permits and things, in hand, and the training has gone very well. Soon it will be time to leave the pavement behind and begin to journey, each day, along the trail towards Canada. Actually I feel as if I have already begun the trip in some ways.
In 1991 I was on the trail only long enough for a glimpse of what could be. It was brief but unforgettable. The years since have found me taking increasingly longer trips in May and August into the High Sierra. I have really come to enjoy the long hikes, up high, travelling each day to some new place that had seemed so far away that morning.
I have never given up on this dream.
The time has come at last to make it a reality.
To paraphrase Angier: A Long Adventure can be divided into three parts:
The Zest of Preparation, The Joy of Rememberance, and the Journey Itself.
My goal is to hike from Mexico to Canada in one season.
The underlying reason for that goal is the Journey each day.
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