Kathleen

Kathleen

April 25, 2018

Kathleen

Kathleen

April 25, 2018

We're going to Manning Park, Canada!

Many of you know I’ve spent the last year of my life planning, preparing and physically/mentally training to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail, all 2,650+ miles of it. The Pacific Crest Trail, otherwise known as the PCT spans all the way from the Southern Terminus in Campo, California all the way up to Canada in Manning Park, just 7 miles past the Canadian border. I’ll be walking the entire length of California, Oregon and Washington over 5.5 months starting on April 25th, 2018.

While I’m out there on the trail, I’ll spend the entire five months hiking, eating and sleeping, every single day for 2,650+ miles. It will be a simple life where I’ll be carrying everything I need to survive in the pack on my back and literally putting one foot in front of the other every day.

Some of you have expressed interest in wanting to hike sections of the trail with me. Some of you have expressed interest in helping me along the way. From the bottom of the heart, I can’t thank you enough for all of the love, support and kind gestures!

Here’s your chance to be my very own trail angel and be HUGE part of my PCT thru-hike adventure without having to take a single step. As a suggestion from a friend, I’ve set up a registry where you can sponsor parts of my PCT thru-hike. My registry includes anything from a shower, a load of laundry, a meal, gear I’ll need along the way to sponsoring a whole town stop where I’ll need to resupply my food and maybe get to spend the night in a bed at a hotel.

I look forward to this trail changing my life in ways I can’t even imagine right now. As I tackle each section of the PCT, I hope my confidence and sense of accomplishment will grow. I know there will be good days when I’m excited to hike the trail and there will be bad days where I won’t feel like getting out of my tent. I look forward to embracing every single opportunity that comes my way because they will give me a chance to grow and become a stronger human being.

*I know it says "honeymoon", but they didn't have an option for single people choosing to hike by themselves from Mexico to Canada. ;)

Our Registry

Amenities Along The Trail
GEAR Needed On The trail
Sponsor A Town stop!
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  • $100+
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Sponsor A Shower! The reality is I'll stink most of the time while hiking on the PCT. There’s no way around that. There will be times when I'll have access to a shower at a campground or during one of my town stops.
$500
9/25
$100
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Sponsor A Load of Laundry! With my planned town stops, I plan on doing a load of laundry to wash my stinky hiker clothes. Each gift will include a wash/dry and detergent to use for each load.
$1000
20/25
$100
Giving Portions
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FEED ME! Those of you who know me, you know I’m very food motivated. Here’s your chance to help keep me motivated to put one foot in front of the other by buying me a meal whenever I’m in town. Each gift includes a meal and the occasional milkshake
$2500
34/50
$100
Giving Portions
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These Shoes Were Made For Walking - I’ll be using my all-time favorite trail runners along my entire PCT hike, Brooks Cascadias. I love hiking in these shoes. I’ll have to change them out every 500 miles or so.
Gift Fulfilled
One Last Trip To REI Before The Hike! I’ll have to purchase a couple of things at REI in San Diego since I won't be able to fly with them: a fuel canister for my stove, multi-tool kit with a knife and scissors and and insect repellent with 95% DEET.
Gift Fulfilled
I’ll need to add an ice axe some to my load for safe snow travel from here to Tahoe. I’ll also need a bear canister to store all of my food in while traveling through the Sierras, another fuel canister for my stove and insect repellant.
$4000
3/5
$100
Giving Portions
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#1 - Lake Morena Campground. My first night on the PCT! I'll spend one night here at the campground.
Gift Fulfilled
#2 - Mt Laguna. I'll be picking up my first resupply box on the trail, which will have 4 days worth of food. I plan on camping here overnight at the campground.
Gift Fulfilled
#3 - Warner Springs. Stopping by here to pick up my resupply box, which will have 3 days worth of food. I'll then head back out of town and camp along the trail.
$12000
1/1
$100
Giving Portions
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#4 - Paradise Corner Cafe - Apparently I have to order the Jose Burger while I'm here. It comes highly recommended from previous PCT thru-hikers. I'll also be picking up a resupply box with 2 days worth of food.
$8500
1/1
$100
Giving Portions
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#6 - Big Bear Lake. MY FIRST ZERO DAY ON THE TRAIL! I'll resupply my food for the next 7 days on the trail, while I'm here and spend 2 nights at the hostel. I'll also need to pick up a fuel canister for my stove.
$5000
4/5
$100
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#5 - Idyllwild. First town stop I'll buy my resupply food in town for the next section. I'll need 5 days worth of food. I'll camp overnight at the Mount San Jacinto State Park and then hike the 6.5 mile loop over the top of the San Jacinto Peak.
$6000
2/3
$100
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#7 - Wrightwood. I'll buy my resupply food in town for the next section. I'll need 5 days worth of food. I'll be spending the night in a bed at the lodge in town before I head back out onto the trail the next day.
$5000
4/4
$100
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#8 - Agua Dulce. I'll just be coming into town to buy my resupply food for the next section. I'll need 7 days worth of food. Then I'm back on the trail again.
$5000
4/4
$100
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#9 - Mojave. I'll buy my resupply food in town for the next section. I'll need 8 days worth of food and another fuel canister for my stove. I'll be spending the night in a bed at a hotel with a pool! Then I'm back on the trail again.
$5000
5/6
$100
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#10 - Kennedy Meadows. This is a BIG stop along the PCT - 700 miles into my trip and the Gateway to the Sierras! I'll pick up my resupply box, which will have 8 days worth of food. I'll be summiting Mt Whitney 2 days after leaving KM!
$8000
3/3
$100
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#11 - Independence. l’ll be picking up my resupply box, which will have 6 days worth of food. I plan on staying overnight at a hotel in town and then head to Bishop for a pasta meal at the Upper Crust Pizza restaurant before getting back on trail.
$6000
5/5
$100
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#12 - Mono Hot Springs. MY SECOND ZERO DAY ON THE TRAIL! This will also by my birthday. I'll take the ferry to/from the hot springs, stay 2 nights and enjoy a 90-minute massage. I'll also be picking up a resupply box with 4 days worth of food.
$5000
10/10
$100
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#13 - Tuolumne Meadows. I'll be picking up a resupply box here, which will have 5 days worth of food. I'll camp here overnight at the campground. Before leaving, I'll need to make sure I have insect repellant. The next 150 miles are mosquito hell!
$4000
3/4
$100
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#14 - Northern Kennedy Meadows. I'll be picking up a resupply box here, which will have 4 days worth of food. I'll camp here overnight at the campground. There's no cell service here, but there is a restaurant to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at!
$6000
2/2
$100
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#15 - South Lake Tahoe. MY THIRD ZERO DAY ON THE TRAIL! I'll resupply my food for the next 6 days on the trail, while I'm here and spend 2 nights in a bed, in a motel. I hear the motel has a pool! I'll also need to get another fuel canister for my stove.
$6000
6/6
$100
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#16 - Sierra City. I'll resupply my food for the next 5 days on the trail, while I'm here and camp overnight in town. Apparently there's a Verizon Hot Spot in town (Yay!), no laundry in town (Boo!) and plenty of poison oak once I get back on trail. Oh no!
$4000
4/4
$100
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#17 - Belden. l’ll be picking up my resupply box, which will have 7 days worth of food. I plan on camping overnight at a popular PCT hiking stop, The Braatens where I'll need to leave a donation for my stay.
$6000
4/4
$100
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#18 - Burney. I'll resupply my food for the next 5 days on the trail, get another fuel canister for my stove and spend the night in a bed, in a motel.
$7000
4/4
$100
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#19 - Mt Shasta City. I'll resupply my food for the next 6 days on the trail, while I'm here, spend the night in a bed, in a motel and eat across the street at Black Bear Diner! There's a shuttle service I can take into town so I won't have to hitchhike!
$7000
5/5
$100
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#20 - Etna. MY FOURTH ZERO DAY ON THE TRAIL! I'll resupply my food for the next 3 days on the trail, while I'm here and spend 2 nights at the Hiker Hut. I've been told I also need to eat at Bob's Ranch House because the pies are fantastic.
$4000
4/4
$100
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#21 - Seiad Valley. This will be my last town stop in California! l’ll be picking up my resupply box, which will have 4 days worth of food. I plan on staying overnight at the hiker-friendly, Mid-River RV Park.
$4000
4/4
$100
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#22 - Ashland. I'll resupply my food for the next 6 days on the trail, while I'm here, get another fuel canister for my stove, insect repellant and spend the night in a bed, in a motel. I was told I need to have breakfast at Morning Glory.
$6000
5/5
$100
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#23 - Crater Lake (Mazama Village). l’ll be picking up my resupply box, which will have 4 days worth of food. I'll camp overnight at the campground at the hiker site and eat a meal at Annie Creek Restaurant. Then I'm off to hike the Rim of Crater Lake!
$4000
4/4
$100
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#24 - Shelter Cove Resort. l’ll be picking up my resupply box, which will have 4 days worth of food. I'll camp overnight at the backpackers site and then I'm back on the trail.
$4000
4/4
$100
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#25 - Sisters. I'll resupply my food for the next 7 days on the trail, while I'm here, pick up another fuel canister for my stove and spend the night in a bed, in a motel. I hear there's a pool at the hotel!
$6000
6/6
$100
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#26. Timberline Lodge. Just making a quick stop to pick up my resupply box, which will have 3 days worth of food and enjoying one meal at the lodge before getting back on the trail.
$6000
2/2
$100
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#27 - Cascade Locks. MY FIFTH ZERO DAY ON THE TRAIL! Also, my last stop in Oregon! I'll resupply my food for the next 5 days on the trail, while I'm here and spend 2 nights in a bed, in a motel. I've been told I have to eat at Thunder Island Brewery.
$6000
6/6
$100
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#28 - Trout Lake. l’ll be picking up my resupply box, which will have 4 days worth of food. I plan on staying overnight at the Trout Lake Valley Inn. A fellow PCT thru-hiker told me it was super cute here. I can't wait to check it out!
$4000
5/5
$100
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#29 - White Pass. l’ll be picking up my resupply box, which will have 5 days worth of food. I plan on staying overnight at a hotel in town so I can sleep in a bed.
$6000
4/4
$100
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#30 - Snoqualmie Pass. So close to home! I'll be spending the night at a friends house here, but will need to resupply my food for the next 5 days on the trail, while I'm here. Then I get back on the trail and head to Stevens Pass.
$7500
2/2
$100
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#31 - Stevens Pass. My Home, but I won't be staying long. I'd like to resupply my food for the next 6 days on the trail, in Leavenworth and then stay the night at The Mountaineers Lodge up at the Pass. I'll also need another fuel canister for my stove.
$7000
3/3
$100
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#32 - Stehekin. Last Town Stop Before Canada! l’ll be picking up my resupply box, which will have 5 days worth of food. I plan on staying overnight at The Stehekin Valley Ranch and making TWO trips to the bakery everyone keeps talking about.
$5000
6/6
$100
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#33 - Manning Park, Canada! I made it, all 2,650+ miles! Since this is my last stop, I won't need a resupply, but I would like to spend one night at The Manning Park Resort before heading home.
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