Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “wow, what a ride!!!”
(from Coyote, PCT hiker)
The Pacific Crest Trail passes 11 miles outside our town of Tehachapi. Hikers visit, resupply, and leave here entering north into the Southern Sierras. The first hikers are just now beginning to pass through. So exciting…our first trail magic of the season.
The past few days we had fun getting to know hikers Andy, Oops, and Heart. They were able to resupply, stay at our home, shower, catch up on email, and of course eat. Andy has traveled the world and hiked the Appalachian Trail. It was so fun listening to his stories complete with a very fine Australian accent. Oops amazingly enough is carrying a full size tripod and DSLR camera taking lots of photos along the way. Heart is a nurse from Houston, Texas that is hiking for Heart Health. You can visit and follow her along the trail at PCT 2012-Hiking for Heart Health. Wired, 2011 PCT hiker and friend introduced me to Heart’s blog some time ago. Heart and I Facetimed Wired while she was here. So fun feeling like we were all together. This trail is MAGIC.