Why the Pacific Crest Trail?

The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance hiking trail that runs from the Mexican border of California, to the Northern border of Canada in Washington. At 2,650 miles long, the trail is a test of endurance both mentally and physically for any hiker, taking up to 5 or 6 months to complete.

Rory has been an avid hiker and nature enthusiast since his youth. At age, 8, he scaled Half Dome and fell in love with the beauty of the Yosemite Valley. He eventually progressed to longer and more strenuous hikes, and learned much along the way. In 2009 he completed his certification as a Wilderness First Responder, a medical course focused on emergency situations that may arise in the wilderness. With the knowledge and experience he gained, he began looking towards completing a longer trek. The Pacific Crest Trail seemed ideal.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

San Jacinto Peak Here We Come!

Rory and his trail buddies are climbing San Jacinto Peak today. With its 10,804 feet elevation at the summit, is the highest point PCT hikers from Mexico encounter before they reach the San Gorgonio Pass. Due to snow hazards, it just has just re-opened. We wish Rory the best of luck! Hopefully no altitude sickness!

1 comment:

  1. Good Luck Rory! It seems like you will be done with the desert before it got to be too hot. Now you will have to deal the highest snow mass in the Sierras since 1983. I wish you the best of luck!