Day 134, Mile 2317.0---First off i want to apologize for the lack luster post preceding this one. I was tired, i was distracted, it was very poorly done. Actually i was thinking today that in general my posts have been fairly rudimentary and un-entertaining as of late. I start all of them with "i awoke..." or "this morning..." or "i slept...". So i will work on doing better in the future, all 14ish days of it. That's right, 14ish days left and i will be crossing the Canadian border. I know starting tomorrow it will fly by. On the one hand i know i will miss it, on the other i am ready to be finished. You would think that by now i would just be flying along everyday, but the opposite is true. I walk slower, my body is tired, and i am more cautious. I say cautious because while i do have more confidence in myself in general now, i don't want to do anything injurious that would jeopardize my finishing the trail. Today i had a great breakfast, some internet time, and talked to the parentos, before departure around 12. My dad informed me that my picture from Mt. Whitney made it into the Press-Telegram for "roving readers". Even though summiting Mt. Whitney seems like so long ago, and mildly irrelevant now, that is still pretty cool. I keep falling asleep so i should stop. Camped with MoonPie, Clearwater, Landshark & Caterpillar, and Don't Panic made it in about an hour after dark. Thought of the day; money is very interesting. Song of the day; oooh jesse i will cut freshhh flowers for youuuu - by Mary Lou, also the theme song from sports center is stuck on repeat in my dome. Craving of the day; a tropical vacation/adventure with tropical drinks and tropical activities and just tropical-ness.
JWC on the PCT
Some thoughts before departure...
- I am still not a vet, doctor, lawyer, dog trainer, cia agent, fbi agent or a navy seal so...walk
- I am doing this for the challenge of course, and I hope to gain a confidence that comes with this type of endeavor. But also I hope to gain some new knowledge about the world and the truths that reside in it.
- Am I walking to "find myself"? Or just to take a walk. You decide...and you'll probably be right.
- I'm not in the best shape of my life, but I do have a lot of new great gear so....
- After living with my parents the last 2 years, it makes perfect sense to walk 2650 miles - alone.
- Yes there will be bears, cougars, rattlesnakes and scorpions both imagined and real along the way. I'm definitely more worried about those imagined.
- Am I scared? Not as of yet, more of just a constantly increasing anticipation. But check back with me on the 3rd night in the desert.
- I tried to keep my pack fairly light, but I definitely would not call it ultralight. Somehow when I added up all my ultralight gear and put it in my ultralight pack, I ended up with just slightly heavy.
- My biggest concern for this trip is that I get too hungry somewhere along the way, my brain goes awol as it usually does when I get hungry and subsequently you never hear from me again...I'll try to eat frequently.
- I am not Christopher McCandless. This is not Into the Wild.
- Home Sweet Home
- The Slow Return
- The Waiting Game
- Hello Canadia
- Last night on the trail
- Oh what a beautiful morrrrrning
- At Rainy Pass it's snowing
- At Rainy Pass it's raining
- Last Zero
- Steak in Stehekin
- Blowdown City
- Going North feels like I'm climbing the earth
- Bears Number 8,9 &10
- Exiting Skykomish
- Dinsmores River Haven
- Up and Down, Up and Down
- The air show, the bear show
- The closer i get, the harder it gets
- 250 miles left, whoa
- Camped at Mirror Lake
- Another day bites the dust
- It's Elk Season
- Next stop Snoqualime
- Wilderness to Cruisers
- Goat Rocks Wilderness
- Sunshiny day
- Trail, Town, Trail
- Huckleberry Heaven Part Deux
- Day 2 in WA; Day 2 of rain
- Welcome to Washington...it also rains here
- Oregon Scenes
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