The Pacific Crest Trail
I've decided to take some time off work to hike the Pacific Crest Trial in its entirety from Mexico to Canada. I'll be doing this with the support of a Veteran Non-Profit Organization called Warrior Hike who's mission is to help transition Veterans from the military to civilian life. I will be hiking alongside fellow Veterans who have also been selected for the program in hopes that we'll all reach the Canadian border sometime in September.
This is going to be a grand adventure and I hope you'll follow along as I make my way up the trail. I'll be posting to this blog as regularly as I can and covering a variety of topics such as gear, technique, PTSD, and what it's like to hike over 2600 miles in one season.
Feel free to shoot me emails or leave comments on my posts and I'll respond as I cell coverage allows. Thanks for following!
Call it fall-out or aftermath...either way, here's how I'm doing since being back!
I made it to Canada on September 2nd, 2017. Here's how my last 3 days went.
Things have changed. I'm solo now and only 60 mikes from Canada
188 more miles remaining and an entire journey to understand.
My mind has shifted from looking forward to each break to lookin forward to each mile.
Only 500 miles separates me from Canada. The final chapter of my PCT journey and I'm ready to get going.
Mentally this was the most difficult 200 miles yet. I nearly called it quits, but was given a gift for not doing so.
This last week I sat down with the guys from the Hunt for Success Podcast to discuss my experiences on the trail thus far. Here's a glimpse into my world via podcasting.
A quick update on my current status and thoughts on the trail.
I'm exhausted not from the trail, but from planning.
Bears, scorpions, and chasing trails!
Apparently I've had some pride wrapped up in my PCT journey. Here I address it.
The end of a chapter and the beginning of another.
500 miles down!
They call me Pooparazzi!!
The journey from Big Bear to Wrightwood
Idyllwild to Big Bear.
Mount Laguna to Idyllwild- 151 miles
PCT footwear testing! Check it out!
This year is going to be big. I've decided to take a leave of absence from work to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in its entirety from Mexico to Canada. I'll be doing this with the support of Warrior Hike and am excited to share my journey with you!