The Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, is one of the “Triple Crown of Hiking” – a 2,653-mile continuous footpath from Canada to Mexico passing through Washington, Oregon and California ranging in elevation from sea-level to 13,153 at Forester Pass in the Sierras.
As I prepare for the CDT, I look back to the start of the Pacific Crest Trail and advice to
Trail Angels take over 30 hikers to Hart's Pass on a warm, clear day with easy walking on superb tread.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Sally Berger I sleep fitfully, my hips complaining. Every time I
It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot Who am I now? Not
Be yourself. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. —Joan Jett I wake up late, at least for me, at
Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. – Maya Angelou Nights aren’t easy. I wasn’t invaded
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills I wake up late after taking pain reliever, running
Stay strong. Make them wonder how you’re still smiling. – Anonymous I sleep reasonably well even if I have to
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron Sunrise on ‘four falls’ – yes,
I believe great people do things before they are ready. – Amy Poehler It feels late getting up at 5:30,
What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. – Meryl Streep It was a damp night. I had to
You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore It was a
Power's not given to you. You have to take it. – Beyonce I finally had the best night’s sleep yet.
When God is moving you towards a new consciousness, you need to recognize the winds of change at once, move
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my own ship. – Louisa May Alcott What
The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart It was such
Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out – Katherine Dunham I
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, 'I'm possible!' – Audrey Hepburn I wake to the full moon just above
We are all filled with a longing for the wild. No matter where we are, the shadow that trots behind
I get faster as I get older. —Grandma Gatewood The rain has (thankfully) stopped. I’m packed having coffee, filling my
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir It’s crystal clear;
Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. – Edith Wharton There is nothing like rising before
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. – Dolly Parton The morning is pinky orange
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. – Emily Dickinson I wake up late and
A boat is always safe in the harbor, but that’s not what boats were built for. – Katie Couric The
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, and dignity.
PCT Day 26, Mosquito Creek to forest near ‘crisp, cool, mystical, scoopable pool of water,’ 27 miles
We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test. —Isabel Allende