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PCT South California, PCT Thru Hike / 27.03.2018

4.6 miles today, at milepost 4.6 I'm cowboy camping tonight under the stars. I didn’t start hiking until 5:10 pm. The entire day was spent traveling and waiting on buses. The El Cajon transit center in San Diego is a tiny bit sketchy. I had to hang out there for 3 hours waiting on the bus for Campo. Boring, but I was excited to be on this epic journey. Finally, I boarded the bus. Soon the bus was swerving back and forth on curving mountain roads. I became very...

PCT Planning, PCT Thru Hike / 26.02.2018

I've been working a great deal over the last 6 months to dress up my blog to make it ready for my PCT thru-hike. I've also practiced with Instagram and Snapchat so I can hit the ground running. I'm not interested in troubleshooting or implementing new blog features while on the trail, much less trying to learn how to use Instagram or Snapchat. In the end, I'm out there to hike and I'd like to minimize my time on social media and posting blogs. The best way is...

PCT Thru Hike / 17.01.2018

The PCT Pre Hike Survey was sent to the 351 people planning a PCT thru-hike in 2018. In all, 152 people completed the survey.  The PCT Pre Hike Survey consisted of 10 questions having the common theme of outdoor experience and physical preparation. It occurred to me that anyone crazy enough (myself included) to attempt a 2650 mile hike through desert and over mountains might be, let's say "unique".  As I expected, this appears to be a very adventurous group that is not adverse to  hardship and suffering. Over 44% of...