The Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off has been a blast. I’ve met tonnes of like minded long-distance hikers, some from previous years, some from this year, and a few still gearing up for years to come. Meadow Ed gave me a cool pirate bandana, which I will hide when trying to hitch lifts to towns, I came 2nd in the useless gear contest (for my semi-fake student ID) and I think I was 4th in the real gear contest (with my GPS logger). A few people were interested in my logger actually and may want to use the data later, I’m happy to share.
There’s been loads of food and a few sessions to attend where I learned about mountain lions, bears and wilderness first aid. I may even have started to get an inkling of a trail name. Suggestions so far are:
The Concierge – because I was doing a good job of tracking people and names and where they were
Larry of Arabia – because the neck cover on my cap looks a little arabian
The Iron Sheik – same as above, and The White Sheik was already taken
Hot Buns – self explanatory really
I’ll let you know if one gets picked for me.
Location: Lake Morena camp ground
More photos of this day’s journey can be found at ADZPCTKODistance today: 0 miles. Total distance: 110.4 miles