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Jack5455 - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2009

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Jack "John Deer" Wallace
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 12, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Jan 12th, 2009
Start: couch
End: couch
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,850
Journal Visits: 36,715
Guestbook Views: 2,811
Guestbook Entrys: 44

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The Plan

I have thinking about this trip for over 10 years now. I am getting old enough such that it is time to put up or shut up. Hopefully, I will be able to do the former. Over the years, I have done plenty of big and stupid human tricks but I think this one could be my biggest ever.

Since I can not disappear for 6 months, my plan is to try and complete about 1/2 of the PCT this year and complete the northern half next year. The general plan is to start at Campo in early to mid April; get to a convenient exit point to attend the kickoff party; return to the trail; and then get to Walker Pass. At that point I will have to leave the trail to meet my fiscal obligations. Then I want to return to the trail in early July with the goal of enjoying the Sierras and not just surviving them. After the Sierras, I have 3 possible exit options: South Lake Tahoe, Donner Summit, or Dunsmuir since they have reasonable options for public transit.

I am not sure that I can pull this off but the best way to force me to put things into action is to publicly declare my insanity (I mean, my intentions).

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Jack's Big And Stupid Human Trick

Jack Wallace aka John Deer

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. Join the PCTA ( to support this trail.


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