This is me and my friend Indigo. On June 6, 2017, we began our journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, a long distance scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is 2,650 miles long -or 4,265 kilometers-, and we covered over 1,800 miles of sandy, rocky, grassy, muddy, snowy trail. We started from Tehachapi, CA at mile 566 and ended our adventure in Manning Park, BC.
The PCT turned out to be more than just a trail. It was our home for 112 days. It gave me a family. It allowed me to grow stronger, more confident, and more appreciative of both the small treasures and vast wonders of life. 2017, when I hiked, turned out to be known as the “Year of Fire and Ice” because of a record high Sierra snowpack and numerous heat waves and wildfires – it was certainly a crazy adventure. The trail was a test for myself, an investment in myself, and a gift to myself.