April / May / June Planning Notes

Dan bought a backpack. The Osprey Aether 65 Litre pack to test out this summer. This pack helps with the weight. Since I’m not ultralight, I need a pack to carry the volume I need and the weight. This pack carries loads between 30 and 60 lbs. It’s a bit heavy itself, but if it’s…

Jan/Feb/Mar 2021 Planning Notes

We dropped Episode One of our Podcast: It totals 20 minutes in length and it covers a simple introduction of the two of us. We used Anchor to make it and it’s on Spotify, Apple, and 7 other podcast platforms. You can listen to it here. We will be interviewing two hikers who have completed…

Dec 2020 / Planning Notes

Below is what’s up with us as the year closes down. We have saved $6,400 so far for this adventure. We have spent $6,250 on expenses prepping for this hike with gear. Spending will slow down as we save up some more for the final gear we need and the amount we need to hike…

OCT/NOV 2020 Planning Notes

Working on Trail Notes & Trying To Calculate How Long It Will Take Us: Went to the dollar store and picked up some 2021 desk calendars to rip apart. Used April 1st as a starting date just to try and calculate each day on how far we might hike and where we would take a…

Aug/Sep 2020 Notes

I think these updates will move to every two months since the spending has slowed down a bit & the trip is still far away. Still researching: I’ve been watching more vlogs covering North of Agula Dulce and up into Kennedy Meadows… into the Sierra Mountains and Northern California since that is more new to…

July 2020 Notes

The buying is slowing down as the bigger things are in front of us to purchase like a Tent, Sleeping Quilts, and Backpacks. Also, Chantal is in summer mode with working and like any 19-year-old girl… she is nose deep in friends. I’m committed to texting her daily asking if we can meet up to…

June 2020 Notes

As June starts, the mailman is still busy coming by the house. Dropping around $1,100 in May the purchases will slow down as we focus on saving for some bigger purchases like a Tent, lightweight backpack, and Sleeping Quilts. Below, will be filled out when more things make it’s way to use and also an…

May 2020 Notes

Cleaned up the website and started posting to our new Facebook Page that friends and family can like + follow to keep track of our planning and thru-hike. Ordered a rain jacket for myself + Chantal from The Last Hunt. (show above/below) Ordered a Sawyer Squeeze to clean our water we pull from streams and…

April 2020 Notes

The day this idea started… March 31, 2020 – I asked my Daughter If she would be interested to save up for and hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I asked her if I could show you many videos so I could keep asking her if she is still interested. Chantal and I finished watching the nine-chapter vlog. Elina…