Joy Morrison

Hi all! I am Joy and I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California. I moved to Oregon a couple times in my childhood but still call SD home. I am really excited to share my 2024 PCT thru hiking experience here through the Trek blog. I am currently certified as a USA weightlifting coach and hold certifications in different Yoga disciplines as well. I have backpacked and summitted Mt. Whitney four times, two of those, I am proud to say, as a solo female back packer. My last solo summit was August 11, 2023. A record breaking snow year. This was done 8 months after having a spinal fusion from the abdomen (ALIF) with bone graft from my left hip. I like to think that’s pretty cool. I have 5 kids, three over the age of 21 and two under the age of 18. I am hoping that my journey is not only inspiring to them but also to others out there that find the trail to be “Their peace”.

Posts

Could it be the end? We will have to wait and see.

Could it be the end? We will have to wait and see.

I have arrived at Paradise Valley Cafe! I’m done..Or am I? I’ve thought about this next blog and what I’d write in it for this last week that I have

May 11, 2024 : Joy Morrison
Happy Trails & Saying Goodbyes

Happy Trails & Saying Goodbyes

Happy Trails & Saying Goodbyes Why…Does this have to be so hard?I’ve been a bit sad lately, and I wrote about it in my last blog. I’m

Apr 17, 2024 : Joy Morrison
Can We Address the Elephant in the Room Please

Can We Address the Elephant in the Room Please

Less than two weeks to go! I’m just going to say it…Wow, these mood swings suck!!! I had to re-read Zach Davis and Carly Moree's “Pacific Crest

Apr 9, 2024 : Joy Morrison
Food and why I’m not planning anything

Food and why I’m not planning anything

What I have learned so far about food on the PCT is that it’s available. Apparently you already have the Malt shop 20ish miles into your thru hike.

Apr 1, 2024 : Joy Morrison
3 1/2 Weeks to go!

3 1/2 Weeks to go!

I’m just comfortable like this!I am sitting here at an amazing resort in Turtle Bay, Hawaii thinking about my upcoming trek on the PCT in

Mar 22, 2024 : Joy Morrison