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JCH - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2010

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City: Springfield
State: Oregon
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 12, 2010
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Tue, Mar 23rd, 2010

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Kyle, Joanne, Jerry

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Who we are?
We are Jones, Coats and Hawes (JCH). Joanne Jones, Kyle Coats, and Jerry Hawes three avid hikers from Eugene & Springfield Oregon and Vancouver Washington respectively. We are all retired from our various careers and we all have been acquainted with each other through our long association with hiking and backpacking.

Joanne has dreamed of hiking the entire PCT for 30 years. She has section-hiked all of Oregon and most of Washington." About 3 years ago I realized that I could finish the trail if I got serious, and since then I have hiked the 950 mile Northern California section from Kennedy Meadows to Oregon, leaving Southern Cal and approximately 100 miles of Washington to complete my goal. If all my plans go as expected, I will complete the trail in 2011." (Will I really earn a medal?)

Kyle was introduced to hiking and camping in his younger years as a boy scout on the Oregon Coast near Reedsport. Kyle has section hiked the PCT through Oregon and all but 50 miles of Washington over the last 30 years and in 2005 thru hiked the Oregon PCT completing Oregon for the 2nd time. I am looking forward to getting started on California

Jerry has completed the PCNST in Oregon and Washington. I have completed some of the California section and this year is another step in finishing the whole trail. I will be 69 years young the 15th of April, while on the trail, and the senior member of the three of us. I'm the one on the right in the photo. I've been hiking and backpacking since I was a boy scout. I've known Joanne and Kyle for over 20 years and have hiked the PCNST with them on and off since 1989. I hope you enjoy reading about our adventure.

What is our plan for this Hike?
We plan to hike north on the PCT from the Mexican border for as many miles as we can go in 30 days, hopefully about 450 miles. Thirty days is all the time we have to spare this spring and probably all our aging bodies will take.

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