July 29 PCT – Breakfast Chicken and Reflections

“Are you going to hike the PCT with Silly Chili? ” Dan asked Breakfast Chicken.

“It’s too far!”  – Hiker Conversation

Glacier Pass to Mile 2631 – 20.88 miles

Trent has a trail name.

Breakfast Chicken.

You see he is accustomed to eating fresh eggs every morning. His dad suggested he bring a chicken on the PCT. Every morning we have been bugging him about eating fresh eggs and hiking down the trail with a chicken on a leash. Breakfast Chicken has welcomed his new trail name.

Tomorrow is the day!!!

Canada baby!

Throughout the day conversation focused on PCT memories, favorites, trail towns, trail friendships, hardships, fears, blog trail journals, and the joys.

Because I started section hiking the summer of 2010, I had to go back a bit. Many of my memories include snow covered trail for miles in 2010 and 2011. Most of the miles I have hiked solo, but some I have been joined by family and friends.

Tonight all I know is many walk this same path, but each have a different experience and come away with individual gifts. For my special gifts I am thankful. People often say you are never the same after a long hike. That I know is true for me.

I also hope that Stealthy will come away changed. I am so full of happiness for her completion tomorrow, really more than my own.

I have watched her courageously conquer allergies to latex, merino wool, sun and bees, knee problems, and a huge blister without hardly a complaint and she never once suggested quitting.

It is going to be the best day ever tomorrow.


  1. The 3rd Monty

    My husband and I just finished hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail with our new ZPacks tent (same one you have). We’ve hiked the whole PCT twice (2005 and 2010) and always used a tarp. Question: If it is rain, rain, rain, how do you manage with the ZPacks tent? The vestibule does not seem very roomy and what about setting up in the rain without getting the inside of the tent wet? The TRT was mostly nice weather this week–only one afternoon of rain, so we never had a chance to test the tent in rain. Any advice you have on this would be so welcome!

    • Christy "Rockin'" Rosander

      Hello Monty,
      We felt the vestibules were big enough to store wet gear. We set up and took down the tent with our umbrellas attached to our packs (hands free). We stayed dry and the tent remained dry on the inside. I love this tent. It is large enough for bad weather days and is great in wind and rain.

  2. The excitement for your daughter is awesome. I can relate.


    • Christy "Rockin'" Rosander

      Goal Tech, I think your massive family road trip is the grand-daddy of all trips. Amazing how much you packed in! Inspiration you are.

  3. Denise Spruce

    I’m so excited for you both. You two ladies are my heroes and inspiration!

  4. “It is going to be the best day ever tomorrow.” And here’s hoping it’ll be more than you could have ever imagined.

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