Category: PCT OR/WA 2019

PaCT 1996-2019: time has been flying by!

In 1996 when cyberhobo (aka Dylan Kuhn) and I (MAN MADE aka Peter Miles Bergman) decided to call our thru-hike on the PCT at Oregon we made a pact to finish the remaining 900 miles across when we were twice as old in 2019! At the time being 46 seemed preposterous and 2019 seemed like a sci-fi date!

We thought the main challenge would be the passage of time; but, we’ve stayed in touch, stayed in shape , and stayed focused. We’re hitting the trail on August 17 and plan to hit Canada on my 47th birthday October 18th!

In 1996 I had no conception of failure and, probably because of that, didn’t make it. We kept up a 20-25 mile pace even through the High Sierra during a record snow year and ground ourselves down. This time I have absolutely no expectation of success and, probably because of that, I will be able to finish. We only have 900 miles left and I’ll have cortisone shots in both knees and a satchel full of glucosamine!

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