Tag: pct 2024

  • The first 5 weeks

    We are nearly complete with the first round of rewards! The reward that I chose is the Coros Pace 3 smartwatch. To catch you up, in early December 2023, I realized that I should reward myself if I stuck with the requirements I gave myself at the beginning. There would be three sets of 5…

  • The end of 2023…

    The past year (well, the past 2 years) has been packed with ups and downs. It all started with a twisted ankle on a later winter’s day hike. Thus setting the stage for rehabilitation and then a search for custom orthotics and new shoes. Here’s a timeline of the changes March Twisted my ankle April-May…

  • I have an idea

    21 weeks to go. Well, not quite, but 21 is significant because that is the remaining time I have for training, allowing me some downtime before my departure. As I previously mentioned, I have not been on a walk for six days (6 days). I did, however, make it out for an afternoon walk yesterday.…

  • Permit Day

    It’s permit day! This is when getting out on the trail and embarking on this momentous adventure becomes real. Up until now, you know it’s coming, but it doesn’t feel real. You’re talking about it and probably have been talking about it for quite a long time, and even longer, you’ve been thinking about it.…

  • 2024 PCT: Ramblings

    It’s October 11th, 2023, just after 6 am. I just watched a video from a lady I’m following on YouTube who documented, or at least started to record, her journey on the PCT this past spring. She left the trail after 1800 miles, primarily due to foot issues but also because she felt “done”. Reading…

  • Why the Pacific Crest Trail

    Why the Pacific Crest Trail

    In 2024 I will be starting in Campo California and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail northbound.