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PCT | Solo Sobo

Day 2 | A Rude Awakening

Day 2 | A Rude Awakening

The Border | Manning Park

The Border | Manning Park

Day 1 on the PCT - 40 miles with a 55 pound pack.

Well, lets just say I have a million blisters.

Since it is illegal to hike in from Canada, I had to hike 33 extra miles just to touch the PCT monument and sign my name. I thought, hmmm, a good warm-up. Little did I know how tough it was just getting there, let alone the mileage I put in. I don't know whose idea it was to put in 40 freaking miles on the first freaking day, but it wasn't freaking me! When you think you are on top of the mountain, but you're really not...#everydayonthetrail. I almost cried mile 15, but I knew I couldn't let that sucker out! I put on my big girl pants and cried on the inside like a winner. Hahaha.

 

I am clinging on to the idea of this place . Every step is a new intoxicating view, everything breath is redefined. The Canadian border lingers, waiting for its next victim, but it knows I'm already hers.

I'm paralyzed physically and figuratively. I'm in love with the idea of being out here, but it scares me.

I haven't fully come to a conclusion of how this is all going to go. I miss my friends, the new connections I made, and the people that I can be myself around. In the end, I know this is the path I needed to take. The people in my life know that. It's been hard to face my internal struggles when the only thing on my mind is this beautiful area I'm in and the pain from the weight of my pack. I know I'll get there soon enough.

Even though my pack is very heavy, I love everything in it. Most of my weight comes from my solar panel and all my rechargeable batteries, but I can't give those up. I started feeling the weight in my shoulders at mile 5, but that's just the way life goes.

My feet are swollen, and the whole bottom of my foot is a blister....painful but nothing unexpected.

For now I hope everyone has a good 4th of July.

Cheers!

Border Sign In

Border Sign In

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