My days with Darwin are numbered. The Pacific Crest Trail looms over us, well at least it’s looming over me. I feel unprepared and even now my stomach gurgles at the thought of the PCT. Yeah I know, I’m not even hiking. If I were about to set off for the PCT I would be in even worse shape. Feeling the urge to poop at the very mention of the word “hike”, random moments of nauseous worry, constant list making, and obsessive gear checks. What is Darwin doing? Working on our van, filming, hiking, editing video, and pooping as normal. How he does all this I know not.
Besides reading about the PCT insistently, I have prepared myself for the next few months in other ways. I have set my eyes on several short-term and long-term goals to work towards while Darwin is hiking. I also have two pretty large projects in the works for the Snuggle Diaries, not to mention a full plate of responsibilities I’m taking over for Darwin. In short, I have set myself up a list of “To Dos” in efforts to keep busy and stay focused on personal goals that often get pushed to the side for one reason or another.
I’m looking forward to exploring the PCT without actually dedicating a large chunk of life to hiking the entire thing. While out on the Appalachian Trail I always thought it would be fun to live alongside a long distance trail and meet those who traveled on it. Now I have the opportunity to do so with the PCT. I’m excited to listen to trail stories and not just be the one to tell them. I’m inspired by those who challenge their comfort zones, hikers regardless of the distance, do that. I am in a position to provide trail magic for the 2018 hikers and I can’t wait to smell the stink!
Bowie our beloved pup will be serving as my co-pilot. The road takes its toll on everyone and our pup is no exception but she seems ready to go. Bowie always keeps travel time interesting and naptimes prevalent. She is my favorite partner in crime, despite her awful breath.
Although different preparations than Darwin, I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. In less than a week, he will start his venture on the PCT while I start mine alongside it.
Excuse me while I go poop again…..
(The Bowie Dog Observing Her Humans Load Up The Van)
*** Added Note***
To the person(s) that shot silly string all over the Spilt Rock Trail in Joshua Tree National Park yesterday, I cleaned it up for you. You’re welcome. Obviously if you feel the need to shoot neon purple and pink silly string everywhere in a National Park because your to dumb to notice all the natural beauty around you, you don’t need to be there. Please don’t come back.
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