People are guests in our story, the same way we are guests in theirs. But we all meet each other for a reason because every person is a personal lesson waiting to be told.

― Lauren Klarfeld
I started the PCT with about thirty strangers riding up together to Hart's Pass from Bellingham in three rented vans.
I started the PCT with about thirty strangers riding up together to Hart’s Pass from Bellingham in three rented vans.

Thank you to all my supporters who made this project happen!! John Reamer and Associates, Carl Passal, Cheryl Kempton, Courtney Elford, Janet Horvath, Jennine Speier, Karen Dingle, Karen Neal, Karen Dingle, Marc Reigel, Norm Loomer, Patricia Saiger Limbacher, Rietje Marie Angkuw, Stefanie Jacob, Stephen Fusselman, and Steve Gray. You added a beautiful dimension to this hike and I am ever grateful!

Wherever we travel to, the wonderful people we meet become our family.Lailah Gifty Akita Last night I had vivid dreams
It's not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an
About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most
Thank God I have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have
Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead
Rounded edges of 1950's cars appear like faces crowding the lot on a summer's eve.
Home is a good place, especially when you have love, memories and hobbies surrounding you.
He was the youngest solo thru-hiker on the PCT, but still couldn't finish the pancakes.
Melinda and Henry planned to hike the PCT from south to north, but came across deep snow and dangerous river crossings in the Sierra, so flipped up north to Washington and headed south to meet the spot where they left off.
It takes courage to change directions mid-stream.
Judy met a guy with a much lighter tent while hiking the Appalachian Trail and it was not a
The need for a lighter tent that wasn't a "coffin" led Judy Gross to design and make her own.
I met Joshua on Flat Iron Ridge in Lassen National Park building a fire break with hand tools.
Casey Cox started his company after waiting, cold and hungry, his thumb out for a ride that never came.
Bob is the caretaker at one of the oddest places along the PCT.
It's a long 18-mile stretch in desert to Hiker Town, one of the oddest places I slept along the PCT.
Bonita is the friendly innkeeper at the Silver Pines, a very accommodating hotel for backpackers.
Historic Silver Pines Lodge has seen its share of "Hiker Trash," But the innkeeper says it's enriching.