Got out to Lake Moreno yesterday eve. This is the site the Annual kick off party for the PCT. There are more than seven hundred hikers, PCT enthusiasts, trail angels, and trail maintainers here.
There are some info sessions about water, hazards, gear, etc related to the hike….but mainly it is a social event that puts lovers of long distance hiking together. I have had a chance to hang out with some friends that we made on the AT that are hiking the PCT this year, Manparty, Lush, Wrongway, Right Click, as well as some new friends that I have been camped near.
There was a group picture of the class of 2012 thru hikers that are here. Amazing to see hundreds of folks all starting within a couple days of each other. Will be interesting to see how this school of people travel along.
Weather. Outstanding. Blue skies, 80 degrees, simply wonderful.
Tomorrow I take my first steps toward Canada.
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