Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT)

Pacific Crest Trail: One of 11 National Scenic Trails in the United States. It’s ~2,600 miles long. Its northern terminus is at the Canadian border in Washington. Its southern terminus is on the Mexican border near Campo, California. Thru-hiked in 2005, 2013 and 2018.

Starting from the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail, 2005

I started May 4th, with my partner. Unbeknownst to us, the man in khaki pants, Squeaky was starting the same morning in a (what would be successful) attempt to become the second person to complete a Calendar Year Triple Crown. The 2005 PCT was my second long-distance thru-hike.

I returned 8 years later…

On June 8th, 2013, wearing the same home-made shirt my mom had sewn for my first PCT hike, I set off north. Alone. This time I was out of my league…attempting to set a self-supported Fastest Known Time for the trail. This journey did not create me, but it did begin to define me. I chronicle the story in my book Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home.

My 3rd Thru-Hike of the Pacific Crest Trail was in 2018

As part of my Calendar Year Triple Crown. I started May 22nd from Campo, CA.

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