We decided to take another leisurely day at kick-off. Time to do some last minute fixes and put on some extra pounds.
Every year this festival gets bigger. Last year, around 450 people attempted the PCT. This season 745 people registered! And every year the numbers are only bound to grow.
This year is a great year to hike. Both for the lower hiker numbers and because a mild winter left us with little to no snow pack in places that are usually considered treacherous-ice-axe territory. That means that we are also experiencing record heat for this time of the year--another very real challenge.
Kick-Off was a great break and it left us refreshed and even more enthused to keep on keepin' on. What an amazing hike this is going to be!