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.

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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.
We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test. —Isabel Allende