Hiking the CCT has been one of the best experiences of my life, but it’s time to hop off the trail for now!!! Highway 1 past Big Sur is impassable because of land slides.

I have to remember it’s the journey not the destination.

While I was in Santa Cruz, I was at a taqueria sitting outside at a table. Two men were talking. One was an older guy and he was giving some advice to the younger gentleman. He said you have to learn from things and pivot and change what you are doing. I guess what I got from this is that I’m going to keep trying new things and if there is a roadblock, pivot!!! Try something else!!!

So what is next???

I don’t know, but I still have a bunch of time this summer to pivot and try something else!!! Thank you for going on this adventure with me. There will be another adventure so don’t get too comfortable and let’s pivot together!!!

Final thoughts on hiking parts of the CCT

1. At the beginning of the trip you really have to watch and know the tides. If it feels unsafe pivot and wait for the tide or go another direction

2. There is a lot of highway walking. If it feels unsafe because there is no shoulder rent a car or take the bus through.

3. As to the lost Coast I probably would have rented a car and left it at shelter cove, taken a shuttle to Mattole Beach and then driven to San Francisco.

4. I ended up walking to Sunset Beach and camping where I decided to rent a car to check out highway 1 and see about the slide. That next part of highway 1 the shoulder is pretty narrow. I’m not sure if I would have walked it. I might have rented a car and drove through.

5. I’m glad a gave it a shot. I had the time of my life.

6. I know two things for sure: the trail always provides and trail magic is everywhere!!!

Happy Journey!!!


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  • Karla Aguirre : Jul 10th

    You got this


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