Angel and I took a walk this morning. We are starting to train for our next big hike. In the process I am looking for a partner. I have one tentative "yes"---but seeing as his spouse is having a baby soon, that might not be good for his marital bliss.
So I posted this on Facebook:
Anybody interested in backpacking some of the ugliest parts of the Pacific Crest Trail from June 18 to the 23rd of June? I'm looking for a foolhardy, out of shape partner--who is clumsy and with unrealistic, grandiose ambitions...
No takers thus far...
So then I sent this out by e-mail to almost everyone I know, most everyone I don't know and their dogs:
I'm looking for a backpacking partner for June 18 to the 22nd. My foolhardy plan is to start on the Pacific Crest Trail at Belden, and then attempt to make it to the Lassen area (haven't fully researched the take out point yet). This part of the trail is our backyard. It is described as being very ugly: no views, very little water, logged over, lots of rattlers--in short, some of the worst the PCT has to offer. Which is why I want to do it!
J. and I have talked about doing it, but--seeing as he has a baby coming and all, it might be hard for him to take on this pursuit.
Anybody want to give her a try? Frankly, I am not in the best of shape. I will more than likely suffer terribly (like I did in Costa Rica)---but that is part of the charm of the experience. That which doesn't kill us (more than a possibility) makes us, well, I don't really know. But I want to find out.
Anybody interested? Or do you know someone (hopefully out of shape and with grandiose ambitions) who is? Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested...
My brother wrote that he is too out of shape to do it. Otherwise, there has been a loud, resounding silence...
Any adventurous Readers out there?