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City: Madison
State: WI
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 20, 2015
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Fri, Oct 24th, 2014

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Can it please be April?

"The mountains are calling, and I must go." -John Muir

I'll be hiking the PCT in starting in April 2015. I let my work know in March of 2014 that I would be leaving and they have been extremely supportive. The only kicker is that now they hired my replacement, which basically means I'm obsolete. Not to mention that the two guys that I work next to all day have known my replacement for much longer than they've known me. Now it just seems like they want me gone. Just shy of two years ago when my brother got me this job I thought that all I would ever want is to work my way up in this company, just like he did. I thought I wanted to buy a house, and have a car payment, and start a family and live in my own safe little box and not pay attention to anything outside of my little box. After realizing what a 9-5 job in a toxic environment will do to your soul, I decided I don't want to be anything like any of these people. I think when I realized that, it was a huge turning point for me. Since then, I've become a lot more comfortable with myself. I think I know what I want, but I probably don't. Right now I have this feeling deep down in me that I need to be with other people like me, I guess that's why I'm hiking the PCT. Everything I have read (which is a lot) about the PCT tugs at my heartstrings. I want nothing more than to be dirty, hungry and tired in the middle of the desert/mountains with some beautiful souls. When I read the blogs of people like Carrot Quinn (carrotquinn.com), Not A Chance (asthetrailturns.wordpress.com), and Tyler Fox/Mac The Wizard (halfwayanywhere.com) I can't help but feel left out. I feel like I know these people. I'm not sure why it is that I feel such a connection to them, I want to say it's because I think like they think but I have a feeling that everyone feels this way towards them simply because they are phenomenal writers. This is the beginning of about my PCT experience. I hope to become a better writer and a better person in the process. If you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me at tyler.dalton.01@gmail.com

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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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