Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Day 73 to 77 - Time Off

July 7 - July 11
Day 73 to 77
Miles:  N/A
Total Miles:  1094

Spur of the moment - I booked a flight to Tucson from Reno.  I am already resupplied and ready to hike, and back in Tahoe close to the trail after a long bus ride, but a phone call to Des convinced me that I needed to see her now.
 There would be no other opportunity to fly to AZ in northern California as the trail does not pass through any major cities until I cross the border to Ashland, OR.  This could be a new beginning, or it could be the final peg in the coffin for Des and I.  The shuttle to the airport leaves at 4:30 AM tomorrow.  It is only afternoon.  Time to waste nine hours in South Lake!

Now I am sitting at a bar in Tahoe - seems like the perfect time to try a 12-year scotch: Glen Fiddich I think.  The bar is Mr. P's right on Highway 50 across from the big casinos.  The scotch is fine, but I don't think I'm a real scotch drinker.  Perhaps it will grow on me.

I am still so between worlds in my head right now.  I feel like I am on the verge of a breakthrough of sorts with my life after the past nine weeks and 1000 miles on the trail.  I have a new perspective on my life.  I do not want to go back to where I was before.  I hope Des and I can transcend all that we've been through and start something new and great.


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PCT Northern Terminus

PCT Northern Terminus
On September 30, 2012 I reached the Northern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Thanks to everybody who supported and followed my journey. It was a life-changing experience!