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Why the PCT? It Feels Like I’m Going Home

Taking on the Pacific Crest Trail has been on my mind for some time now. As cliche as it sounds, the first time I really heard of the PCT was when my stepmom gave me a copy of “Wild” while I was in college. The idea of hiking such a distance seemed so far out of reach at that time, but eventually I took the leap. In the summer of 2015, I booked a last-minute flight to Europe and walked the French Way of El Camino de Santiago.
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