The final days and miles!
The fact that the end of my hike is near is actually kinda scary….but not as scared as I felt about beginning the hike, way back in April!
Day 144: (Sept 11th)
Day 145: (Sept 12th)
Day 146: (Sept 13th)
Day 147: (Sept 14th)
And just like that, I’m done with my PCT hike. I started at 11am on April 6th, and finished at 11am on September 14th. It took me 5 months and 7 days to walk 2,650 PCT miles, with probably hundreds of additional bonus miles mixed in along the way. I’ll probably do a couple more posts, one summarizing all my trail stats, and the other reviewing my gear.
Back in April, I knew this would be a unique experience, and would probably change me somehow. But in no way could I have predicted what those would be. I’ve met so many amazing people- hikers, trail angels, rangers, bus drivers, trail maintainers, climbers, and even a couple pilots.
There’s nothing like hiking for 5 months between 2 imaginary lines on a map, to remind you how ridiculous life is.
And of course thank you to all my family & friends back east, that helped make this opportunity even possible for me! Denali- see you soon!