Thru-hiking involve serious planning and preparation. I spent a solid 30 minutes the night before the trip packing and repacking gear, carefully weighing the decisions that could make or break the trip.
|Starting out from the Country Store trailhead with fabulous hiking companions Kristen and JJ.|
Water crossing present major challenges for the thru-hiker. The unseasonably rainy week before caused the banks of the normally small streams to rise to dangerous levels, flooding the trail and low-lying campsites.
|Experienced PMT thru-hiker JJ fords a major river.|
|Obligatory photo of camp.|
|Roughing it in the remote wilderness.|
|Preparing to slackpack by stashing gear in the truck.|