Our son Wiley is currently on the PCT with a group of buddies from Vashon Island. Three of them started at the Mexician border this Spring and have been hiking north. Wiley flew to Bakersfield and joined them after a tough catchup march. They are all together now and you can follow their progress on this wonderful blog: http://postholer.com/journal/viewJournal.php?sid=6b34a74cf7fe895c5864a24e075560d9&entry_id=46275
The PCT is it’s own brand of Camino for sure. There is personal challenge. There is camaraderie, There is adventure. There is a rolling party, There is a chance to get away. There is danger of physical and physiological meltdown. There is physical beauty in spades. Yea. So, we are thinking of these guys and praying for them as they journey onward. They will come back to us inspired, healthier, wiser and new and improved.
To borrow Dr. Seuss’ quote from Annie O’Neil’s book, “Your mountain is waiting so…. get on your way!”