Walking away from the Mexican border in 2006, I had no way of knowing I was starting an adventure where I would fall in love.
On my first thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, I feel something in me switched, and I was head over heels for this western trail. The PCT offered so much. So much scenery! So many challenges! Day after day of quiet mobile meditation, immersed in the sounds of my footsteps, heartbeat, and wind through the trees.
On this hike, I feel like my gear was finally in sync with efficient travel. I had a solid foundation of ultralight gear, and in the 4 months it took me to reach Canada, I learned exactly how to use it.