I left the PCT last week after Lake Tahoe. I was craving the feeling of “home” and wanted to get back for some special occasions ( my sister’s wedding showers & time with family and friends). It was hard leaving Alan, but he is such a strong hiker I don’t have to worry about him too much! We have gotten used to being side by side, so it is quite the transition for the two of us. Thankfully Verizon has had great coverage! When hiking as a couple, communication is key. A true through-hike is very important to Alan. Hiking sections is fine for myself. We constantly evaluate each other’s needs and how we can achieve individual goals while hiking as a couple.
I will be returning tho the PCT in Oregon. I look forward to seeing a new state. Most of all, I look forward to hiking with Alan!
Happy hiking, Janel (aka:SideTrack)