A little over 5 years ago my older brother, Christopher, suggested I read the book, "A walk in the woods" by Bill Bryson.  Having sparked a deep desire in me to thru-hike (to hike a trail end to end) a long distance trail, I looked toward the west coast.  Having grown up in Seattle and loving the Washington Cascade Mountains (though year after year of rain becomes old), I looked toward the west coast for an adventure of my own.  Starting just south of Campo, CA, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) extends through the entire length of California, Oregon, Washington and ends in Manning Park, British Colombia, Canada. In the last 5 years, I have finished school, worked various jobs and spent many months, in the Colorado Rockies hiking and backpacking.  Each day wondering... How crazy, awesome, difficult, relaxing, educational, emotional and down right fun it would be to spend a little under 6 months out on a trail that crosses the Mojave Desert, traverses the Sierra-Nevada mountain range and revisit the mesmerizing green hills of the Cascade Mountains.  All the while, meeting and walking with people who have the same incredible goal of trekking 2658 Miles (2016).

Over the next 6 months, I will share stories of moments on the trail that might be exciting, scary, breathtaking, painful, funny... etc.  Alongside these stories I will provide what photos I am able to post while out on the trail or in the small towns.  Due to the nature of being on the trail, I will be out of cell range most of the time.  That said I will post as often as I can, and cover as many of the previous days as I am able to.

Now I am headed for the trail...