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A New Conversation
Your new conversations will start having a familiar pattern after deciding to hike the PCT……. A mythical conversation with “Jim”
(Jim) Want to join us our trip to the Bahamas in June?
(Greg) I can’t, I will be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) this summer.
(Jim) What’s the Pacific Crest Trail?
(Greg) It’s the west coast equivalent of the Appalachian Trail; it runs from Mexico to Canada.
(Jim) When do you leave and how long will you be gone?
(Greg) I am planning to leave the Mexican border May 22nd and it will take a 100 days.
(Jim) A hundred days?
(Greg) Well most people do it in 5 months but I can only take 100 days.
(Jim) How far is it?
(Greg) 2653 miles.
(Jim) How many miles per day will you be doing?
(Greg) Of the 100 days I will be hiking about 87 and averaging 30 miles a day?
(Jim) What are you doing to train for this?
(Greg) A year and a half ago a started doing long hikes, 30-48 miles a day and I work out an hour a day at the gym?
(Jim) How are you getting food?
(Greg) I will be passing through towns close to the trail every 3-5 days and I will hitch or walk to town and pick up a resupply package at the post office.
(Jim) Who are you hiking with?
(Greg) Myself. I will be starting a month later than most of the other hikers and will doing higher mile days. I will meet most of the rest of the hikers twice, once going into the Sierras and once after my 5 day break.
(Jim) How many people thru-hike the PCT?
(Greg) About 200-300 every year.
(Jim) Are there shelters?
(Greg) No, most nights I will be sleeping under the stars.
(Jim) Aren’t you scared of Bears? Snakes? Mountain lions?
(Greg) No, more concerned with lightning, stream crossings and random falls.
I have had this conversion dozens of time since deciding to do the Trail. So prepare your elevator speech now if you decide to hike the PCT.
Malto's PCT Adventure
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
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