21 May Getting my PCT fix while off the trail
I’m beginning to get excited about my anticipated return to the PCT. Preparations are coming along fine. I’ve just logged into Amazon to exchange a too small size 11 Altra Olympus shoe for a size 11.5. Same for a pair of gloves that were X-Small which should have been Medium. Hiking pole parts were ordered and poles repaired long ago. Even resupply boxes are nearly ready. I still need to mend my hiking shorts. With little remaining preparation, I’m getting my fix of the PCT by following Instagram posts and YouTube Video Blogs of the class of PCT2018 hiking. I started so early and moved so fast that nearly everything I’ve seen so far is of the portions of the trail I just hiked.
Here is a great YouTube video that I’d like to share with you. This covers a day that this PCT’er was hiking from Whitewater Reserve to the campsite after the last crossing of Mission Creek. Even though I never met this person and I hiked this section nearly a couple of months before she hiked it, our experiences were much the same. She ended the day at the same tent site at which I stayed. Both of us had at least a dozen people crammed into this 2 tent site spread out cowboy style. We both got “lost” at the same spot. In my case I prefer calling it “getting off the trail momentarily”. We both literally found the trail in the same exact spot and had to climb up the same embankment. In many more ways, this video was like deja-vu.
Here is the link to the video. ENJOY!