Howdy! My name is Conor. I’m a sasquatch sized lover of the outdoors and decided to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail upon completion of my final year at The University of Texas at Austin studying Mechanical Engineering. The life of an engineering student is less conducive to epic outdoor adventures than I would like, and I realized that if I was going to have an adventure of the magnitude of one of the long trails, it would have to be between school and my first engineering job. Hence, the 2015 plan!
I decided to make a travel journal to discuss everything that is going into my SOBO hike of the PCT! Whoa!! Acronym overload. SOBO hiking is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Southbound. This entails starting at the border of Washington and Canada and hiking the trail southwards to the Mexican Border of California. Most people hike Northbound (NOBO), and for a variety of reasons I have decided to go south. I’m sure I’ll get to those in a post at some point. For now, here‘s a map of the trail I’ll be doing!
Update: Thanks for checking out the blog! If you are seeing this update, chances are you are looking at the blog for the first time after I completed the trail! Feel free to checkout the side bar to the left for different groups of posts. All the travel-journal style of posts will be located in “The Journey” tab to the left, and I plan on keeping up with the blog going forward as a gear/itinerary review and guide. Questions about hiking the PCT in through or part? Wonder specifics about the SOBO journey? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to respond in a timely fashion!
Here’s me upon completing the trail on October 28th 2015: