What Did I Just Say….. PCT Preface

In October 2018 my Husband, Mark brought home some DVDs he had found in the Walmart $5 bin. One of those movies was titled  “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon. This movie is based on a True Story about a woman named Cheryl Strayed. Cheryl hiked 1,500 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995. As we watched the movie I could see the Personal and Spiritual Growth of the character ( Cheryl). After the movie ends, I said to my Husband “We Should Do That” (hike the PCT). I thought to myself, What Did I Just Say? My Husband and I chat about it for a bit and then it was done…

Until November 2018. We meet up with my Husbands Cousin Steve and his Wife Nancy in Joshua Tree, Ca to camp for a couple of days. One of those nights after dinner we are sitting around the campfire drinking hot tea and talking. I bring up the movie “Wild” and how much I Loved It! Nancy says she had read the book and really Liked it A Lot! I shared with them what I had told Mark “We should do that” (hike the PCT).Steve and Nancy both say ” We have Always wanted to do that hike!” Then the conversation starts. How it can be done, how we can do the PCT hike in California.

When our camping trip in Joshua Tree is over, we say we will keep in touch. Maybe start planning the Pacific Crest Trail hike in 2019. Ok, Sure, Sounds Good 🙂

Little did I know that Steve and Nancy are Planners! Dates and Hikes started coming to us via text. Steve started a PCT Adventurers page on Facebook and started putting Maps and Data on there. This is now getting Serious. My Husband got a week off work. I let the Market Managers know I would miss a couple of Markets. Campsites booked, hikes scheduled, clothes and food packed…this is really going to happen!

These words come back into my head….WHAT DID I JUST SAY?


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