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What’s coming up in the short-term:

  • Continue to watch Vlogs with Chantal online at the same time. We are currently watching Mari Johnston who already completed the first 80 days of her hike. She and her boyfriend Nick are in the snowy mountains high up in the Sierra’s. Here is our viewing playlist that gets updated when we watch them… I pull them out of the watchlist and they go here if you wanted to catch up to us. ( you will see that I’ve started to save some videos after we get caught up with Mari or different topics )
  • Play around with website/blog WordPress plugin’s, layout, and little tweaks.
  • Update tasks to complete later in Todoist. Make notes of things to research + read. Keep feeding things into our shared Evernote

Misc Prep/Future Blog Posts:

This is a little side list of things that we want to research and also blog about. We will add links to the blogposts once we write them after our preparation research.
  • Physical vs. Mental when hiking a Thru-Hike
  • Listing and documenting on “the why” we are hiking the PCT
  • What we are scared about at this point.
  • Creating a Podcast and Podcasting from the Trail
  • Fundraising and saving for the hike
  • Gear Selection for us / Ultralight / Value vs. Cost / Necessary vs Luxury Items
  • Local prep hikes we want to do to test gear
  • Creating a Bullet Journal before or while on trail
  • Eating on the trail: How we differ with Chantal and me
  • Town Days: The errands, resupply, shower, laundry, eat, charge things, catch up with family/friends, edit and post our travel diaries
  • Creating a vlog and vlogging our trek
  • Podcast & Vlog Soundtrack
  • Learn about the insides of social media & sharing to an audience
  • Gear Reviews
  • Side PCT challenges & tasks we want to accomplish while hiking the PCT
  • Preventing injury on the trail and body maintenance
  • Trail Names & Hiker Interviews

More to be filled out as we make notes on things that sparks ideas to bookmark.

Docs + Vlogs Watched:

  • Medium Length Doc: Only The Essentials | YouTube Link | Lenght: 40min / Notes: Excellent and Chantal loved this one and it’s one of the OG videos that hooked me.
  • Short Film: Pacific Crest Trail – A Walk Across The United States | | Length: 5min / Notes: Great little film to introduce Chantal to the thru-hike.
  • Short Film: It’s The People | YouTube Link | Notes: Excellent + more on this Filmmaker, Elina will be below
  • Short Film on The Trek’s YouTube called “Watch This Before You Decide To Thru-Hike” by Zach Davis | Length: 5min / Notes: Wanted to show Chantal that it’s not just for the gram and it’s hard mentally & physically.
  • Short Film: This Is Not A Beautiful Hiking Video | Length: 10min | / Notes: Excellent little film that was one of the ones that hooked me to the PCT.
  • PCT Vlog: Elina Osborne AKA Tip-Tap| Her YouTube Channel | We watched her film called “It Is The People” which is the first thing we watched together. I think Chantal could see the PCT as a big Instagram sponsored hike. So we then broke it down by watching her Vlog episodes she filmed on her 2019 PCT hike in 137 days. | The Trek Interview: Link |

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  • PCT Vlog Mari Johnston AKA Taco Salad was next on our playlist and we started watching her 20ish vlogs she has posted. Catch her YouTube Vlogs here to watch. She is editing them as of April 2020 so we will start another set of Vlogs and come back to them as they drop. Mari has made some PCT Prep videos so we will watch them later and added them to our private playlist.
  • Next up after Mari is DarwinOnTheTrail once we get current with Mari |

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