Wow! I really need to get this journal started! I’ve been dreaming of hiking the PCT for at least a few years now and finally decided to do it. I was graduating college and was ready for a real adventure. Life spent doing weekend and summer trips wasn’t going to satisfy me fully. I knew that in my life I’d have to take off at least a couple of times for real grand adventures. Something truely challenging, something longer and farther. Since I’ve been a backpacking obsessive all of my life, it seems right that this adventure should be a backpacking trip! So the PCT it is! And let me tell ya, I’m looking forward to it.