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Hey fellow PCT hikers, friends and all who are interested enough to read this.
A bit about me I guess...I'm 35, I live in Moncton New Brunswick Canada, I'm a guy, about 5'8 165lbs, brown hair and eyes, got 2 feet and don't mind using them. Ha ha! vital statistics aside, here's some more. I LIKE TO HIKE :) My interest and addiction to the outdoors, geography, and travel came from a few different sources. First was my grandfather Albert who brought me to his camp with him to learn about the woods ever since I was about 5 or 6 years old. He also introduced me to National Geographic, in his library he had every issue, #1 on with all the extras. Another influence was the local Boys and Girls Club, and a guy named Danny Leblanc he went above and beyond to ensure that even though people may not be able to afford to send their kids to camp or bring them camping...the Boys and Girls Club would be there and we would get to have those experiences that all kids should enjoy in the summers of their youth. I have been blessed with an amazing family that has let me become who i am, they have lived through my experiences and have supported me through my journeys. I've done the University thing, got a Degree in Economics, Political Science and a couple of years of Law school while I was in Australia, but have recently returned home after being away for almost 10 years. I left Australia in 2009 and went straight to the Appalachian Trail, 56 hour of planes, trains, buses, and a car and I set foot on my way up Katahdin, a little over 5 months later i made it to Georgia. Now about a year and a half later I'm still unsure about what to do with my life so I decided to knock off another journey off my bucket list. And here i am rambling on. In about 2 weeks I will be leaving my home once again on another adventure...life is great :)
MY 2 CENTS
Don't overplan things, as you go things will change and realisticaly you will only be able to plan or forecast your upcomming week. So take it one day at a time, at the most a week at a time.
Your out here to have fun, to enjoy yourself, to have an amazing experience that you will remember for the rest of your life... don't stress out! If you can walk, you can make it! Do it your way. Make sure you don't let the hike take precendent over you enjoying yourself.
Yup there will be snow, it will slow you down, expect it, it will happen. Do not compensate by going longer and carrying more food (ie: 10 or so days) this will just shorten your daily mileage, make you carry way too much and make you feel miserable. I really think that if things are really snowy after Kennedy Meadows people should think about breaking it up into two sections somehow, maybe a zero or a couple of nero's.
Company just showed up, got to go