My name is Rachel Brown and I am planning to hike the PCT southbound this year. Spending time in the outdoors has always been a part of my life, and over the last several years my love of hiking and climbing has grown exponentially. On day hikes and short backpacking trips, I am always trying to savor each moment in the mountains, and I am never ready to go home. And now I have been given the opportunity to spend several months hiking from Canada to Mexico!
I first learned about the Pacific Crest Trail from my long-time friend and now boyfriend Ben, who thru-hiked the PCT northbound in 2008. I followed his journey from home, which was very inspirational! And this year, I hope to turn my dream of hiking the trail into a reality.
I hope that this blog will give me a space to share the joys and challenges of preparing for and hiking the trail. I look forward to being able to share our journey with family and friends.