Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's The Climb


In just 10 short days, my daughter Amy and her fiance Allan


will be heading south to Baja California to the northbound head of the Pacific Crest Trail.  They'll be attempting  to complete the 2,650 mile hike in 4 months.    


Provisions for the trip include, but not limited to...

Personal gear...

a ton of dried foods...


stove and cooking utensils...

plus solar/satellite powered communications devices.


The hike begins in Campo, California


and ends in Manning Park, British Columbia.


Throughout the journey they will encounter scenes like this dry, arid, and barren section of the trail in Southern California


along with miles of  ungodly desert passes






Crossing the Crest trail over the San Gabriel mountains










and into the Mojave








ascending the Sierra Nevada with over 500 miles of mountainous terrain











Breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe



















Awe inspiring views above Yosemite




Down into the high desert through Avalance Field









The sight of Mt. Shasta lends to the half way mark of 1,325 miles



Onward into Oregon near the jagged summit at Mt. Thielsen









Through miles of wildflower fields








On the way to the Cascade mountain range
















Alpine lakes





To the ancient volcano rim at Crater Lake




Back down the north slope into high desert







Threes Sisters wilderness area is no place for the faint at heart














Mile 2000 at Timberline, Mt. Hood











Beautiful shot of the PCT in Washington







Mt. Rainier section









Nearing the Canadian Border






Alas, the northern terminus and the end of the trail.


We Love You!
Happy Trails!



12 comments:

ticc said...

Hi Nevertooold!
Wow, what a adventure they will be going on. May they have a safe and wonderful trip. May the Lord keep them safe along their journey until they arrive to their destination. Happy trails!!

Have a wonderful day/night!!

Regards,
Susan (ticc)

CreatiKnit said...

What a wonderful quest! I hope they have the time of their lives! Safe journey!

kneesandpaws said...

What an amazing journey! I love that you have pictures of locations along the way. My hiking experience on the Appalachian trail makes me really appreciate the enormity of what they will experience. It's so inspiring to think about how we can expand our potential by taking on a huge challenge. Once they come back, there will be a light that shines within, a light that tells them that nothing is impossible.

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

HI Dave,

Those are beautiful. Just amazing. Icouldnt do the one. i dont like heights and I would be afraid of falling off the side.. YIKES!!!! Hope all is well otherwise. I havent been around much lately. Been busy with school.

Nuckin Futs Knitter said...

Wow! That journey looks amazing! I just recently got into hiking but I could never even imagine doing something like this. It looks like it's going to be a wonderful experience. I hope it goes well and safe. :)

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Ladies,
Thanks so much for your all your kind comments. So nice to read your warm sentiments. Jenny, the great divide and Appalachian are on the list for them in the next few years. Always a pleasure and thanks again for your visit and wonderful comments. Have a super duper weekend!

autena said...

Truly amazing--both the pictures and the idea. I guess I'm an armchair traveler when it comes to that intense a hike. Best of luck to them (and to you, too).

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Autena,
Thank you for the kind comments and well wishes! Hope you've enjoyed a nice weekend and wishin' you all an awesome week!!

Anonymous said...

thanks dad that was awesome..you did good. We love you and you will be in our hearts all the way on our journey. We will see you when we return home in September.

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Amynonymous! Thanks, I love you too and I hope you guys enjoy every step of your adventure! Happy and Safe Trails! <3

Marthaamay O_o said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!

Good luck to them both! What a very brave and exciting thing to do! Look at all that dried food to take!

p.s thank you for the comment about nagels keeping up today. It made me smile! Never thought about it like that before. May your daughter and her fiancé's angels keep up the hike too!!! Exhausted wings!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Martha,

That's just 1/5th of the food they have to take, most will be waiting at check points along the way. You're very welcome as I truly enjoy reading your posts and do hope you are safe and sound on that new bike of yours! Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful sentiments. I hope you've a great weekend ahead!