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Tskye - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2010

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City: Winthrop
State: Washington
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 15, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Nov 22nd, 2009
Start: Campo
End: Manning Park

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 3,834
Journal Visits: 43,319
Guestbook Views: 6,429
Guestbook Entrys: 123

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In the beginning....

I can't admit to dreaming of wanting to hike the PCT for years and years. It's only a dream that's tickled it's way into my daily reality the last 3 years or so. My friend Tailwinds (PCT 2008-2009)inspired me with her drive and determination to complete the trail, despite not having a lot of experience. I was fortunate to host her and a few fellow travelers in September 2008, as they were hiking the last leg from Rainy Pass. That was so much fun! I hiked several miles with them, and spent the night at Holman Pass. It was so exciting knowing they only had a couple of more days to go! I live only about 45 minutes from Rainy Pass, and have met other thru hikers about to finish. They are so excited by their accomplishment-it's contagious! Anyway, that hike with Tailwinds (15 miles) that day helped convince me that maybe I could do it.
Then my best bud Julianne spoke of her long held desire to do the trail. I asked if I could join her, and the rest is (and will be ) history!Julianne and I have known each other for over 20 years, and in that time have done lots of hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, biking... I guess you name it in the outdoors, we've done it, probably. She's been an inspiration to me over the years, and helps me get my butt in gear when the rest of me is protesting. We're both approaching a certain big decade birthday, are in good shape, the timing is right, and if not now...when?
We're having a blast planning and buying gear. I have had, at one time, 5 backpacks in the house trying to decide-now it's down to two. More about that in a later post.
For now,
Teresa (Skyward)

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Skyward's PCT Adventure

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