Hi! I'm Lisa, a 2017 NOBO PCT thru-hiker (I'm hoping that if I say those words out loud enough I'll come to believe them; I'm not sure I'm there yet) based out of Edmonton, Canada. Although I've been an avid hiker/backpacker for many years this is my first attempt at a thru-hike. I'm a notoriously type A person (I suspect others in my life could chime in here with entertaining stories demonstrating this) so I expect that this experience is going force me to balance those tendencies with the acceptance that nature cannot be always forced into a spreadsheet or to do list. Let's see how this goes... Hiking along with me will be my husband, Dan. We will also be celebrating our 10 year anniversary along the way, likely somewhere in SoCal.
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