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Vbuntrock - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2019

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V Buntrock
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: US
Begins: Mar 18, 2019
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Mar 17th, 2019
Start: San Diego
End: Campo

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 220
Journal Visits: 1,108
Guestbook Views: 23
Guestbook Entrys: 2

Journal Plan

Pacific Crest Trail Map

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Passing by as I search for a has canister

In San Diego. Campo and the Trail Tomorrow

Hello Again,

Well, I'm about 24 hours away from the beginning of the long journey home. As you all know, the last few days before a long trip always seem to be the most hectic of them all.

After a busy night checking and rechecking everything I left Seattle Friday morning, taking a morning flight down to San Diego. My pack also arrived in one piece... I was happy! I don't take too many flights, hardly ever as a matter of fact, so what to expect can be a mystery to me.

San Diego seems like a good city, as far as cities go. But if you need to find equipment or other things to fill in your outfit it can be a pain. The California sprawl definitely works against you, especially when the trolley line you need to use to get to where you half to go is down for the weekend. I ended up walking about 10 miles round-trip for a single gas canister. Ugh.

By the way, I said in my previous post that I would say a little about myself. I'm 54, or will be on the 21st of this month. Definitely not in the main age group of thru hikers.

I'm married to the most beautiful man I can think of, and lucky to have his full support during my upcoming adventure. Thank You!

Past long distance hiking... none. However, I've spent many years wandering through the mountains of Colorado and Idaho, learning something about how to make your way through challenging terrain without too much risk or injury.

My main equipment consists of Tarptents Notch double walled tent, a ULA Circuit pack, Marmot 30 degree sleeping bag, Jetboil MicroMo cooking system and Sawyer squeeze water filter.

My pack is, of course, filled with other assorted objects designed to ease my way, and I will fill in the blanks as we venture down the trail.

Right now I am waiting for tomorrow to arrive as I sit in the ebb and flow of the craziness that is the downtown San Diego USAHostel, where people from everywhere else stop for a night or two before heading somewhere else.

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A Long Walk On A Dusty Trail...

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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