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Kristin Schoonveld - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2016

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Kristin "Mouse" Schoonveld
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Country: USA
Begins: May 26, 2016
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Mar 28th, 2015
Start: Portland, OR
End: Portland, OR
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,478
Journal Visits: 20,593
Guestbook Views: 1,381
Guestbook Entrys: 53

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Hello PCT World!

I start from Campo two weeks from today. This is my first thru hike (not counting my SOBO of the JMT in September 2008) and it's been a loooong time coming. More than a decade of pondering and wondering and shying away.
It feels good and right just to have committed. Regardless of the result (Canada!), I'm happy to be here and feel like the luckiest person in the world to have the opportunity. Unlike many of you, I did not have a job I had to
resign from or a home to vacate or children or pets to account for. It was just a matter of deciding to go and then figuring out what I needed and getting up the courage to wave goodbye to my husband for five months. Now I get to find out what it feels like to push my limits: physically, mentally, emotionally. I will get to answer a lot of questions I've been asking myself for most of my adult life. I will get to do the thing that makes me happiest: walk in wild places. Hooray.
See you on the trail!

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Pacific Crest Trail - 2016

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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