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Matthew "Mouse" Zion
City: Boulder
State: CO
Begins: May 10, 2012
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Mar 4th, 2012

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Two Months to Go

Just under a week to go and I'll be breaking two months to go until I depart for the PCT. I'm getting very excited finalizing my plans and wish I could leave tomorrow. This week marks the start of my training and purchase of my plane ticket to San Diego. This has been a goal two years in the making and can't come soon enough.

I'd like to introduce myself for those of you who are browsing through journals -- My name is Mouse and I have previously hiked the Appalachian Trail in '10 and yo-yo'ed the Colorado Trail in '11. My hiking (addiction) started several months after separating from the Navy and I am fortunate enough to be going to school in Colorado where I have world class everything outdoors at my disposal.

I've been spending the last few weeks tuning my kit and watching the Sierra snow reports. My plan for the PCT is do the hike between spring and fall semesters which gives me about a 100 day window to complete the trail. A challenging task but I've been encouraged by the low snow this year and from reading Malto's journal from last year. With a similar 100 day window he completed his hike in a completely opposite snow condition year.

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Pacific Crest Trail - 2012

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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