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daniel phillips
City: Bellevue
State: wa
Country: us
Begins: May 1, 2013
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Wed, Feb 6th, 2013

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I have come to a conclusion that my hike will be about 75% more enjoyable if I can have coffee every morning. I notice when I'm caffeinated up I enjoy hiking alot more and I am alot more motivated. After reading a 2011 thru-hiker's journal and about how he mailed himself caffeine pills and really enjoyed it, that is def. an option. I'm not sure the health dangers of caffeine, if any, besides having to eat extra salt and to drink more water after being dieuretic (sp?) I probably won't drink too much coffee in the desert because of the negative effects. But, man, there aren't many things as nice as opening up your food bag after a long day or an early morn. and smelling some good quality coffee. Mmmmm. It doesn't help me any that I grew up in the NW. And my very first legitimate backpacking trip as a young adult, at our first break by a pristine high country lake with pure water and wild animals abound, my dad pulls out the french press and brewed up one of the strongest cup of good quality coffee known to man. Now you understand? It's part of my hiking DNA! I'm planning on using ground coffee from the bigger town stops, (hopefully starbucks) then probably mailing myself some Starbucks VIA packets to smaller stops, or just resulting to generic instant. I would probably choose to buy some caffeine pills opposed to the last option.

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Pacific Crest Trail - 2013

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:


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