Today I hit the trail. Not just any trail, but THE trail.
The Pacific Crest Trail.
The first multi-week trail I ever heard about. The trail that seemed like an impossible challenge. The trail I figured I’d never have time to do.
I came across a great quote the other day that fits this experience quite perfectly:
Devote yourself to an idea. Go make it happen.
Struggle on it. Overcome your fears.
Don’t forget: this is your dream.
I got the kernel of an idea, and have built on it until it has become my reality.
So today I step out on a journey to complete the first half of the 500-mile Washington section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Today I cross The Bridge of the Gods to take me into Washington.
In one week I’ll be cruising past Mount Adams. A few days after that I’ll get to explore the Goats Rock Spine, considered by many PCT hikers as one of the most scenic sections of the whole trail.
In two weeks I’ll be in Mount Rainier National Park, enjoying a well-deserved zero day, as well as some quality time with my amazing and supportive husband.
In three weeks I’ll reach Snoqualmie Pass, the half-way point of my adventure. At that point I’ll get to enjoy a 2-week break from the trail and travel across Canada to visit family and friends.
Want to follow along on my adventure with me? Thanks to the amazing technology of satellite networks I’ll be sharing position and status updates on my Facebook Page.
I hope to be able to share more detailed stories and pictures on the blog in about two weeks time.
Thanks for your interest and support! Wish me luck!