1 year ago today I headed away to walk across Spain.
Today I set out on my biggest mental and physical challenge yet!
Walking the Pacific Crest Trail in America. From the boarder of Mexico to the boarder of Canada, aligned with the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges, which lie 100 to 150 miles east of the U.S. Pacific coast. Total of 4500km, the route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks. Highest pass 4009 meters. Im comfortable with the 20-30 miles a day I will have to walk. I’m comfortable with sleeping in my tent and eating rehydrated food for 6 months. My challenge will be the physical fatigue and the mental challenge of being away from family and friends for 6 months.
Thanks to my amazing husband and kids in supporting this crazy adventure, you guys are my rock!
Base weight 5.8kg. Only additions will be food and water.
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Thanks to Back Country Cuisine and OSM for the months of great NZ food.