Day 39 – We enjoyed a relaxing zero day w/Jeff and Donna and also got to chat w/PCT legend Eric D who was also at Hiker Heaven. He was the most chill & humble guy. He decided to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) after reading the hilarious Bill Bryson book, A Walk in the Woods. That was 9 years ago, and he’s been a full-time hiker, explorer, adventurer ever since. He rode from Massachusetts to Argentina on his motorcycle, explored Thailand and has hiked the PCT 6 or 7 times. He also holds the record for the fastest yo-yo hike of the PCT (going from Mexico to Canada and then back down to Mexico again). His backpack (which he made himself) looks smaller than most school boys.