[Sept 20] Done! It’s been an epic adventure. Post backlog will catch up over the next week or two.
Less than three weeks remain until I head into the wilderness of Southern California. I’ve been quite busy ticking things off my pre-hike to-do list. Sadly, this meant most of my attention for the last month has been on everything but the trail.
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In the last couple of weeks, I haven’t made significant progress on my hike planning, but, with just over two months to go, there are a few bits of news to report.
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The new year has arrived, and soon with it will be the Pacific Crest Trail. In just 79 days, I’ll be taking my first steps on my second major long-distance trail. Over the last few weeks, my pre-hike preparation has slowly proceeded.
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With my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike less than four months away, I spent a fair amount of Thanksgiving weekend researching new gear. Over the weekend, the first piece of new gear arrived: a dozen tent stakes.
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Picking a start date for the Pacific Crest Trail is not a simple matter.
In contrast to my Appalachian Trail thru-hike, where I arbitrarily picked a start date of six weeks after I decided to hike the trail, picking a start date for the Pacific Crest Trail actually required a fair bit of deliberation.
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