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The homestretch, as perceived by Junior Rangers Smiley and Nunnink


My daughter and her good, good friend Brittany, recently finished the Pacific Crest Trail (2663 miles, April 25th to September 18th). Whoa. That’s a lot of walkin’.

Congratulations you two!

I am in awe of your strength on the trail and in the way you hold your friendship. Awesome.

I laughed and I cried reading your blog. You touched me very deeply from afar and I’m oh so happy to have been able to share an aspect of your journey.

I gotta figure out how to give you a blogging award…or I’ll just make one up…stand by…

The final entries in the BEST PCT Blog of 2013 !!!! Click ’em and be inspired.

The homestretch, as perceived by Ranger Smiley.

The homestretch, as perceived most accurately by Ranger Nunnink.

With all my love, Papa

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My daughter is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this summer, and reached my neck of the woods this past Thursday (she left, and will return to the trail near the Sonora Pass/Hwy 108 intersect).

She, her hiking partner, and her boyfriend (who has been hiking with them the past 5 days) are taking a break from the trail this weekend to rest, upload blog entries (PCTBOLO), write and respond to email, call family and friends, do laundry, replenish supplies, and sleep 2 nights without the constant buzz of mosquitos. To date they’ve hiked from south of Campo, CA (the California/Mexico border), to the Sonora Pass/Hwy 108 intersect, which is a whopping 1000 miles (1600 km). They deserve a break. They’ve still got over 1600 miles (2500 km) ahead of them.

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