The conversation has started. Okay, the text messaging has started. I have, albeit hesitantly, decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. After I train. And after I go on a few shorter long distance hikes. So sometime in the next 10~ years.
The Pacific Crest Trail runs between Tijuana and Mexico, passing through the Laguna, San Jacinto, San Bernardino, San Gabriel, Liebre, Tehachapi, Sierra Nevada, and Klamath ranges in California, and the Cascade Range in California, Oregon, and Washington state.
I’m currently reading Wild: From Lost to Found. A memoir about a woman’s hike on the PCT, and more importantly, the transformation she underwent during her 1,100 mile journey (she only went from San Diego to Portland, but that is nothing to sneeze at).
When I said “conversation,” earlier, I was referring to the conversation I have started with my brother, Nick. I believe our temperaments suit each other for such a prolonged time in a confined space… or open space, as the case may be. He is married as well, with a 1 year old son, so it may be a while before this actually (if ever) happens.
First thing’s first: plan a 1-3 night hike locally. I think I may start here.