Wahooooooo! We leave tomorrow to start our 2660 mile/4500km adventure on the PCT. It’s a really long walk. We are really excited but also rather overwhelmed with the length, we’re trying not to think about it too much.
Harry and I (Phoebe) arrived on the 4th in LA and Meg arrived on the 6th. So far we have visited 2 REIs and brought a small fortune of hiking gear. At the Santa Monica REI we randomly met Cookie who hiked with our pal Annie/Oakley last year, she was very friendly and enthusiastic and gave us some great hiking tips. We also conquered about 4 supermarkets, a Home Depot, pharmacy and a Target and proudly gave birth to our first resupply box which we sent to Werner Spring. Our worries decreased this afternoon when we had a trial pack pack-up and realised that our bag and bags of food and hiking junk actually fit in our back packs. Our organisational marathon is complete 👊🏼.
We also did fun stuff too, like hang out on the beach in Santa Monica and San Diego, eat 50 million tacos (50% while drunk, they are even tastier then), get lost on the bus system in LA, hit the clubs with Pat and Heaven in our daggy clothes, chat with locals about how many celebs they know, eat more tacos, go to a diner and relish the endless coffee to combat our jet lag, and see one of Harry’s Boston friend’s band play on uni campus. On a more sad and serious note we have seen 2 major accidents on the roads and one dead body.
PCT girl gang are ready to get out of the city and into the desert. I want to worry about water, snakes and not getting pricked by cacti, that’s it. I want to start this gd trail and stop dreaming about it. Well luckily for me that day is about to come. Wish us luck xx