Crystal Gail Welcome

I will embark upon my journey in April 2016.  As a former teacher, I know the importance of leading by example, and I want others to know that all things are possible.

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The Trades

The Trades

My Pre-hike

Aug 26, 2016 : Crystal Gail Welcome
Some other beginning’s end . . .

Some other beginning’s end . . .

I started the Pacific Crest Trail earlier in the season to account for my slowness. To my surprise, it turns out I am fleet-footed when it comes to

Jun 6, 2016 : Crystal Gail Welcome
Snakes, No Water, and Bears, Oh My!

Snakes, No Water, and Bears, Oh My!

There are many things to expect when hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. The headline lists a few. However, after 109 miles of hiking the PCT, I have

Apr 14, 2016 : Crystal Gail Welcome
New Beginning

New Beginning

With only seven days before the start of my PCT journey, I have been finalizing everything I need for a successful journey. Out of pure boredom, and

Mar 27, 2016 : Crystal Gail Welcome
The Shakedown

The Shakedown

Thanks to a Gofundme drive and the generous donation from the Mark A. Jardina Foundation, I was able to obtain the extra funds that I needed to

Feb 21, 2016 : Crystal Gail Welcome
Q&A continued

Q&A continued

Enlisting the help of my friends, I wrote a Sarah, I hope this answers your question. I am currently weighing the option of adding

Jan 21, 2016 : Crystal Gail Welcome
Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

I asked my friends on Facebook to help me write this post.  I invited friends to ask me any questions related to my upcoming hike. Which I

Dec 27, 2015 : Crystal Gail Welcome
After Testing Several Tents, I Have Settled on My Home for the PCT

After Testing Several Tents, I Have Settled on My Home for the PCT

Many non-hikers who I’ve talked with don’t understand my tent search struggles. A co-worker even suggested that the best way to camp is to stay at a

Dec 17, 2015 : Crystal Gail Welcome
No Excuse

No Excuse

The opening of this post may seem odd, but if you read it in its entirety, I’m fairly certain it will become clear. I have had a great many

Dec 10, 2015 : Crystal Gail Welcome
Preparedness

Preparedness

In the matter of hiking, I am a rookie, a newbie of sorts. Like most people who are introduced to something new and exciting, I have been doing tons

Nov 23, 2015 : Crystal Gail Welcome