2007-04-28 ADZPCTKO

April 28th, 2007

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.

ADZPCTKO.  X1, George, X2, X3, Caitlin

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 ADZPCTKO

Distance today: 0 miles. Total distance: 110.4 miles

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11 Responses to “2007-04-28 ADZPCTKO”

  1. Bex Says:

    The party sounds like fun Craig – great to meet so many hikers all at once and get tips and hints! Am loving the names as well although I question whether you made up ‘Hot Buns’ yourself? ;-P

  2. Denis Says:

    I am asuming that the name “hot buns” was suggested because he was dispensing Easter treats.

  3. Bex Says:

    Ha ha! A bit late for the Easter treats but sure we’ll take that excuse! :-P

  4. Peter Says:

    That many people with minds like Craigs? Sounds terrifying :P

    I assumed `Hot Buns` was sarcastic.

    Took me a while to get ADZPCTKO… I thought it was Incan or something ;)

  5. Levi Says:

    Finally caught up on your blog (we’ve been busy building a deck (or replacing the deck that could have fallen over at any moment?)… Quite excited for your journey, but you knew that. It’s great to be an “armchair adventurer” through your words and insight Craig. Sarah and I look forward to seeing you in Southern Oregon in July! Chin up, eyes bright. Cheers!

  6. Rachael Says:

    How about “Cactus Butt”? (with apologies to the hyenas in Lion King)

  7. Denis Says:

    Craig has sent a photograph taken by Steve Scarano, a trail angel who met him at Scissors crossing and also left water and chocolate for him at Barrel Spring, two days further up the tail. I have added the picture to the Scissors Crossing post.

  8. Emily Says:

    Hi Craig, Just read some of your blog (April) I will keep an eye on how you are getting on. Amazing adventure!

  9. Rachael Says:

    Well, after checking out the Scissors Crossing photo I can totally understand the arabian references – especially with the budding beard!

  10. Denis Says:

    Yes, the Scissors Crossing picture is a vote for Larry of Arabia or the Iron Sheik.

    Where is the case for Hot Buns?

  11. Bex Says:

    ha ha! I do not want to see the photo application for the name of hot buns thank you very much! :-P