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Things I’ve Learned While Preparing to Prepare for the PCT

Preparedness Paralysis I have navigated millions of miles of fiber-optic cables whilst exploring the interwebs and all the wonders they have to offer. Gear. Gadgets. Maps. The Trek. Technological marvels. Permitting systems. Good advice. Dire predictions. Trolls who will argue with you about literally anything. REI sales. I finally hit ...

I Have a Start Date; It’s Time to Panic (More)

Another Step Toward the Trail I’m a compulsive planner. I have spreadsheets; like, a lot of spreadsheets with information related to almost everything in my life, including my upcoming thru-hike. I’ve built multiple formulas for my PCT tab (it’s a spreadsheet thing) so I can enter any piece of data—start ...