As I stepped into the house of the family who host other hikers and me before heading to the trail, all my worries and nervousness which came up today were blown away.
I had planned where to ship my boxes of supply, how much I need to buy and what gear I still need before but you could never plan everything. After the second day and 4 days left until I have to head back to San Diego I realized I takes much more effort and time packing. I also started to reading the Guidebook (which I should have definitely read at first) and got more advice where to sent what.
After the big shopping day, it took one more day sorting out/packing everything, I finally was done the day before I left. Unluckily and stupid I was, I order some gear to late and end up leaving some gear at my friends place which will sent it to me on trail.
Today was the day I had to say goodbye to my beloved friend and her family who I would loved to spent more time with and which are sending the resupply boxes to me on the trail. Thank you again 🙂
Since I rented a car for that time, I had to bring it back to San Diego and the would have been picked up by the trail Angeles “Frodo & Scout” from the airport with other hikers who are arriving in the afternoon. But already before the starting the trail I got to realize the could always happen something unexpected. A couple miles I front of me, an accident caused a highway closure and I was stuck for a couple hours. Sitting my ass off in th car (sorry for the language 🙂 I finally arrived 2h later as planned in San Diego and was lucky that there was another airport pick up at 8pm.
I was thinking a lot about the first days on trail,how much water will be available, how far I am waking the first days and got a more and more nervous but the kindness of our host and this kinda wipe the house has with all the hikers around made me feel “save” and that I did actually all kind of preparation I need to have done.
Now it’s time to fall asleep since I have to get up at 4:45am, get ready, eat breakfast which is provided and jump in the car with my fellow hikers who will also start Tomorrow.
Thanks you for following my journey and I hope I can give you as many and good impression of how it is for me on the Pacific Crest Trail.