Let the 2012 Pacific Crest Trail planning begin! This spring and summer I hope to complete the remaining 921 miles I have not hiked in California and Oregon. Yep, 921 miles, just a tad over the 500 mile a summer goal I made a couple of years ago.
The plan is to hike from the Mexican Border to Idyllwild at spring break and the big miles starting the first week in June during the summer. I am lucky that my teacher schedule works nicely with the thru hiking lifestyle. The past couple of summers I posted daily trail journals on my iPhone from the trail and am looking forward to doing the same again. It was so encouraging hearing from readers following and cheering me on, especially when things got tough or I made small accomplishments. So great.
Also, I am again looking forward to meeting, helping along, and housing a few of this season’s hikers. Check out the 2012 hikers I am starting to follow in the right menu.
I have just finished creating a visual of this year’s PCT gear list, compliments of Pinterest and Cali Travel Girl. My daughters are big fans this fancy online community bulletin board. Who knew this very cool site could be used for a PCT gear list? Simply click on a bulletin board to view all gear, thoughts, and details on Pinterest. Questions? I always love talking gear.