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City: Buffalo
State: New York
Country: USA
Begins: May 10, 2014
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, Feb 21st, 2017
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 676
Journal Visits: 29,984
Guestbook Views: 1,337
Guestbook Entrys: 25

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Hold for Hiker Trash, K.A. Hrycik

Blast From The Past

Hey, everybody! It's been awhile. The PCT has been on my brain every day for about three years ... give or take. Those mountains are addicting, that's for sure. So addicting, in fact, that I'm looking at trails for this summer. The AT, Finger Lakes Trail and Long Trail or combination of some of them are in the running.

My last entry here was up for a grand total of about two days, so if you happened to catch it, this may spark a little deja vu. It was about a book I had written and self-published, however, I was determined to find a publisher, so I took it down and kept looking. Fast forward two years and it's happened! My book was published January 31st by Creators Publishing. I really enjoyed working with my editor and trusted her input on how and where to flesh out ideas, so we have a finished manuscript we're both excited about. It's a novel about a Trail Angel house in Northern Washington on the PCT, of which a quick blurb is:

After her car goes up in flames, Vika Carmichael finds herself stranded in Northern Washington at a Victorian house that hasnt seen upkeep in longer than shes been alive, owned by an eccentric, foul-mouthed artist whose goal of reconstructing the old house is to aid Pacific Crest Trail hikers.

The Pacific Crest Trailor PCTis a continuous footpath that stretches 2,660 miles from the Mexican border in Southern California to the Canadian border in Northern Washington.

In Hold for Hiker Trash, Vika, a recent college graduate, found comfort in her reputation as a perfect student, but her knowledge of art history is hardly applicable in the foreign culture of long distance hiking or in the reconstruction of a 140-year-old house. Vika is immersed in the company of the backpackers as they join to help Dane, the artist, and his mother, the affectionate Grandma Peach, strip the house before they can build again.

Will Vika be able to find common ground with her new hosts and the rugged hikers who visit the house, or will she be left on the outside looking in?

If you're interested, become interested with all the pre-hike blogging underway this time of year, or just bored, you can find it on Amazon, you can get it at Google Play or the App Store, easily navigable at Creators: (unfortunately I can't figure out how to make this a link...). A print copy will be available within a couple weeks -- we should be getting a sample back soon to approve.

If you're not interested, thanks for reading all the way to end anyway!

Happy trails,


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Pacific Crest Trail Journal

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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