In our eight years of marriage, we have made of the most of our vacation time. We have enjoyed our time traveling, seeing new places, and trying new things. Our travels have taken us to sixteen US National Parks, three Canadian National Parks, and many other scenic places. On one of these trips, we spent the night on the Pacific Crest Trail in Anza-Borrego State Park in southern California. The next morning, instead of hiking back to the car, we couldn’t resist the urge to continue hiking northbound. After that trip, the PCT seed was planted in our minds. In April of 2014, we pursue our biggest adventure together and thru-hike the PCT.
Equipped with maps and spreadsheets, I am able and willing to take planning to the extreme. At this point, I can dehydrate or spreadsheet anything. I got my start hiking and backpacking in Boy Scouts at a young age. Over the years, school and a career took over. Hiking and backpacking no longer fit into my life. Our vacations spent in the outdoors rekindled the love I once had for hiking and backpacking. I am loving all aspects of the PCT planning process, but I can’t wait until April 18th!
I may not be the planner, but my passion for travel and adventure leads me to this once in a lifetime opportunity to hike the PCT. I enjoy exploring nature, visiting new places, animals, and connecting with family and friends. My other passion is Ashtanga yoga. I believe yoga has helped me discover my best self. It has helped me realize that when you keep an open heart and mind,you are capable of more than you can imagine.