Okay, any guesses as to where I’m going this year?!?
Let’s see, there’s a jet boil, bear canister, head net, ice axe, new pack, and umbrella in that photo. Not too many places need some or all of those items at various points along the way.
If you guessed Pacific Crest Trail, you’d be right! Sorry, no prize for guessing correctly.
In one week, on May 10, 2017, I will be starting a new adventure to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. That probably isn’t a surprise to some of you who know of my love for long distance hiking.
It should be a great adventure, and very different from the Appalachian Trail which I hiked in 2015. I hope to follow the same format from the AT for the PCT for posting trail updates. There should be a weekly post or so with photos and a little commentary. Posting might be a bit sparse when I am working my way through the Sierra, but I will try to keep things as up to date as possible. Speaking of the Sierra . . . .
Yes, I know it is a high snow year. I’ve been watching the snow levels since January. I’m concerned a bit about the snow travel (but I think I’ve done some of that, plus I did take a glacier travel class in April to practice with the ice axe), but I am really concerned about the high water level stream crossings. Your thoughts and prayers would be appreciated especially during the Sierra portion of the trip!
There might be one more post from New Hampshire, as there is a traditional last hike in the works for later this week. After that, look for updates from the PCT or Ethan’s summer adventures.