Tomorrow I begin my quest to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. I will not be able to do the entire hike at one time, due to the needs of the vineyard, but will chip away until done. Tomorrow, I fly into San Diego airport, and a customer has volunteered to pick me up and take me to Campo, essentially the beginning of the trail. I hope that the conditions allow me to be out there for 3 weeks. I have sent 3 resupply boxes to myself, so I do not need to carry as much. The pack is heavy enough, though thankfully, not as heavy as a backpack sprayer. I hope to meet these supplies in Mt. Laguna, Julian and Warner Springs. There are reports of heavy snow on the ground. If the trail is too obscurred, I may need to turn back. I begin at roughly 3000 elevation and Mt. Laguna is nearly 6000. I expect it to be the second hardest thing I’ve ever done, but will try. After 3 weeks, the vineyard will be calling me to start the busy season of suckering and more.
I will update this blog, when access to internet allows, which may not be until I return. Stay tuned and wish me luck!