It looks like I have a hiking partner for the PCT 2010. I'm very happy about that. My friend Dan from Asheville accepted my invitation last week and the planning process continues. Dan is a coworker from SUWS, someone I trusted and was always happy to work with. We spent numerous weeks together camping in the Pisgah, trying our best to help the teenagers assigned to our groups. Dan recently spent a month in Alaska backpacking with an 80 lb pack! It will be good to have another person to talk to, bounce ideas off of, problem solve, and above all, share the experience with.