My goal to walk solo from the border of Mexico to Canada will take me through 3 US States, over 60 mountain passes, through 7 national parks and 24 national forests – a total of 2,663 miles over approximately 150 days.
In addition to the physical challenge of walking the distance of a marathon each day, I’ll be mapping out water supplies and mailing food to designated post offices and hubs along the way. I’ll ford rivers, cross the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain ranges, the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts, pass more than 1000 lakes and descend into 19 major canyons.
Due to snowfall in the Sierras and near Canada, thru-hiking is only possible within a five-month time window from the end of April to the end of September.
Although 300 people attempt to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail each year, only half of those complete the 5-month journey. These dedicated individuals inspire their friends, peers, families, and those who read their story. I soon hope to share my own inspiring stories with you.
For more information on the trail check out the PCT website.