Barring any extraordinary disaster, unforeseen stress injuries, alien abduction, or government assassination attempts, the long journey is approaching its end. The thought has been unavoidable since entering Washington. The countdown of miles means everything will change. The count stands at about 260 miles. I will resupply two more times before the finish line. I just hiked 100 miles in 3 days. I will hike no more than ten more days in this journey. Ten more days of hiking to before I hang up the PCT and an epic 4+ month journey winds down.
I’m not sure what I’ll do next. With everything in storage I have all the options in the world. Careers I’ll be immediately looking into include: Professional Adventurer, Smoke Jumper, Back Country EMT, Competitive Beard Grower, and Backup Quaterback for the 49ers. The day dreams on the trail have been endless and enjoyable and soon it will be time to dive headfirst into the next adventure. Whatever it is, it will be epic, I assure you. But that’s a different chapter.
Before, I hang my hat on this trip, while I’m in the midst of the trail, in the heat of the battle, I wanted to try to explain what this is like. It is hard for me to do without your help. Things on this trail have become so normal so quickly that I’m not sure that I can be trusted to pick out the extraordinary aspects of it.
That being said, this is a call to arms. I need your help.
If there is anyone reading this filth, what are your burning questions for this hiker, this wanderer, this rambling man?
I welcome any and all questions in the comments and hope to answer them in future posts.