My first hiking experience was a little over a year ago in Arizona. I reached the top of Humphreys Peak as a storm was rolling in and fell in love with the beauty of it and the freedom I felt. I've often dreamed about it, but never imagined I would actually embark on a long distance hike. Last month I resigned from my job, packed everything away in storage, and I'm now heading off on a Southbound PCT thru-hike. Life seems way too short to not follow where the heart leads. I've trained hard, prepared myself mentally as best I can, and eagerly await whatever the PCT has in store for me. "The world's big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark." -John Muir.
How Did I End Up About to Begin a Thru-Hike?
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new