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Manbearpig400 - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2017

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City: Portland
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: May 4, 2017
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Mar 22nd, 2017

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 719
Journal Visits: 719
Guestbook Views: 10
Guestbook Entrys: 1

Journal Plan

Pacific Crest Trail Map

43 Days Remaining

Hiking the PCT has always just been a thought, a dream for me since I was 14 years old. Once you speak a thing out loud, it becomes real. Not a snowball, but an avalanche.

In the last few months I have spoken the words, sold my home and pressed pause on the career that has defined me for the last 10-plus years. Nine days remain in my tenure with my company and the excitement is growing. Forty three days until I step off from the southern terminus and the waiting is excruciating. This weekend I will turn 35, surrounded by friends and family, trying to explain why I am literally walking away from my life to sleep in a tent in unwashed socks. How do you explain that to anyone?

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Jim's Walk North

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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