Walking up to Eagle Rock this morning, it really hit me- I'm actually hiking the PCT. Eagle Rock is one of the most recognizable landmarks in this first section (besides the monument at the border). I knew what it looked like from photos, but being there myself, I felt such a connection to all the other PCT hikers that have come before me. When I read other hikers' trail journals, I would see their photos of Eagle Rock and try to imagine what it would be like to be a PCT hiker. When I looked at the photo of myself at Eagle Rock, it really struck me that I am treading in the footsteps of so many others.
|Footsteps on the PCT|
|Near Eagle Rock.|
Today we went to Warner Springs to pick up our first resupply boxes. There was also a community center set up for PCT hikers with everything we could want- meals for $5, a great selection of inexpensive trail food, bathrooms, computers, and outlets to charge electronics. Many hikers were hanging out, trading food, and making plans for the next section. We made it to section B- yay a new set of maps.
|Picking up my first resupply box at the post office in Warner Springs.|