Hello! My name is Sam, and I'm an 18-year-old from Los Angeles, a 2019 PCT hopeful, and a total grammar nerd. I just finished up high school, and hiking the PCT is the first step in my gap year, after which I will attend Bowdoin College. I love science, writing on my accord, and have a deleterious addiction to boba—you can blame my father for that one!
Before I begin, please allow me to apologize for not posting in the last 500 miles—I did not realize how challenging it would carve out a few hours
It is utterly impossible to summarize my experience over these past ten days in a blog post. It's utterly impossible to summarize my experience in my
These questions are just as much a request for my future self as they are a questionnaire for my past self. I sat on this blog post, waffling between
(If you haven't already, a read of my previous blog post might be a helpful preface to this trip report.) Preface Because I leave for the PCT in a
I sit at dinner with one of my older sisters and my parents. I’ve become bad at conversing, for thoughts of the PCT have consumed all of my available
Who am I, anyway? Not to brag, but I'm a member of the 1%. Well, probably not the 1% of which you are thinking; I will be a member of the 1% of