Friday, November 20, 2009

Pacific Crest Trail 2010

While hiking the John Muir Trail in August, each passing day filled me with confidence and hope that I may one day be able to fulfill my dream of thru hiking one of the three major hiking trails in the United States (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide). While in the Sierra's, it was comforting to feel how my body and spirit responded and thrived to the physical and mental stresses of long distance hiking. A major thru hike seemed a definite possibility as the physical limitations I feared before the hike never manifested themselves. I always thought the Appalachian Trail would be "the one" since I always lived and did most of my hiking on the East Coast. However, since Southern California is my current residence, and the timing feels right, I've decided to give the Pacific Crest Trail a push for the upcoming 2010 season.
I am currently plagued by a fair share of worries. Financial worries, economic worries, physical and mental worries of hiking 20+ miles a day for five months, just to name a few. However, I refuse to let the worries of this life get in the way of actual living! I have faith that all of these things will work themselves out the way they are supposed to.
So, as I make the next adventure official, I hope to share my planning and thought process over the next few months as I prepare to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Of course, all the planning in the world will mean nothing until I actually step foot on the border of Mexico and begin the long, northward, 2,650 mile trek to Canada. Pacific Crest Trail 2010!

1 comment:

  1. now might be the best time to do it. take to the trail while the economy crumbles around everyone else. you won't even notice!