In the spring of 2017, I embarked on what would become one of the most life enhancing journeys of my lifetime. At the end of five months I had hiked over 2000 miles of the PCT, felt the pains of those miles in both my mind, body, and spirit, and grew to understand what actually matters in this life. The PCT was one of the greatest gifts the world had given me up until that point and I will forever be grateful for my time spent on the trail.
The articles below were written during my time on the trail. They are raw, real, and influenced only by the trail itself. I hope you find them enjoyable as I did writing them.
Emory Ronald (Pooparazzi)
I was kindly asked to come back on The Hunt For Success Podcast after my return from the PCT.
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 miles 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
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!