Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Apr 24, 2014
Activities Activities: Hiking

Dreams come and go

I spent a year getting all my gear together to hike the Pacific Crest Trail starting April 24,2014 at Mexico. Sent out a couple resupply boxes (#11) with 5 months of trail food along the trail and bought 6 pairs of hiking shoes beside spending thousands of dollars on super light gear ( base weight = 9 lbs.). Learned to use a water bottle to replace TP.
After 200 miles in 7 days on the PCT, a text message said my 28 year old niece pasted away and her 5 kids what to live with Uncle Billy.
I lost a dream to hike the PCT only to be over powered by the love of those kids. This lost was worth it a million times over.
Kids come first, aways, dreams come and go.
P.S.   The kids love it when my resupply box full of food are mailed back; I HAVE NEVER SEEN FOOD DISAPPEAR SO FAST.


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