Our plans to walk from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) are coming together! Now that my Christmas temp job is over, I’m dedicating myself full-time to co-coordinating this 7 month-long trip. Food, gear, communication, training, trail conditons, weather….. There’s a ridiculous amount to plan as we trek through California, Oregon and Washington, (map of trail here) but we’re making progress.
1. Plane tickets out West √
We’ll be State side 5 Feb and in San Diego 25 March 2009!
2. Lift to the trail head on the US/Mexico border √
(An amazing “trail angel” – a PCT-lover who performs angelic acts to aid PCT hikers – has offered to pick us up from the airport, let us crash at their place & then give us a lift to the start. See, angels do exist!)
3. Lots of luscious lightweight backpacking gear √
We even got a pro-deal with Patagonia! Or should I say Pata-gucci!
4. Sign up for Wilderness First Aid Course √
5. Read up on everyone’s opinions on every topic remotely related to the PCT √
Still loads to do, but it’s exciting to see things progress! If only this house was heated!