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Jillmstar - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2019

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Jill Corbin
Begins: Mar 29, 2019
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Jan 17th, 2019
Entry Lat: -35.570867
Entry Lng: 150.526054

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 126
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38 Boxes and I received my Permit

Yesterday was my 42nd Birthday and I received an email from the PCTA letting me know they accepted my permit date and issued me a permit. I was super excited to read the 2 papers on LNT and I can't remember the other one. Probable a list of things we should and shouldn't do while hiking the trail.. oh yeah, I did find out I need to apply for a permit to enter Canada. It was very useful colorful info to read and bam there was my permit. I felt like Charley when he opened up his chocolate bar and saw the gold wrapper, except my wording was, "oh, shi! this just got real." For resupplying packages today I went through five different websites: postholer, PCTA, FB, Craigs PCT Planner and The trek. Not only did I use webpages but I also used three different books: Cicerone Trekking The Pacific Crest trail, Hiking the Pacific crest trail , and the PCT Data book. All had wonderful information in it. I grabbed an already made list of address from The Trek, and used mostly Craigs PCT Planner with the books. I used the world wide web and checked out each of the towns I would like to send a box to. I did have to change a few address due to business opening or closing. I decided that I really wanted to supply my hike with boxes of dehydrated food and to not have to deal with shopping for food while I am starving on the trail. It will also provide me 38 days of hotel bliss. I can actually sleep in a real bed at least 38 times along the trail. I hope so anyways. What i thought was useful on Craigs PCT planner was that it showed you approximately what day of the week you would be showing up in town... Now , for planning boxes purposes this is useful, but in practical hiking, it's worthless. I don't know how fast I will be or if I want a rest day. When I start the trail I know I will be slower than a turtle, but after the desert and a few weeks, i am hoping for those hiker legs to kick in. Everyone keeps talking about them and I hope magically they appear. In the future , I will need to prep 32 USPS boxes, one bear canister and 6 UPS boxes with food and supplies. That's enough for today's PCT planning. Time for a sail.

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Peace,
Jill

 

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