Planning an Epic Trek

Starting in Late April 2013 Justin “Tank” Zaccaro and I (Eric “Tweek” Jeffcoat) will travel across the country from Southern New England to Southern California where we will embark on a journey. From the start of a wilderness path in Campo, CA at the border of Mexico we will head north on foot, over 2,600 miles, along The Pacific Crest Trail.

The PCT’s Southern Terminus. The beginning (or end for some)
Photo by Alan Beneventi

The Pacific Crest Trail (or PCT) passes through California, Oregon, Washington, and nine miles into Canada. According to the PCTA the trail climbs nearly 60 major mountain passes, descends into 19 major canyons, winds through 3 national monuments, 7 national parks, 24 national forests, and 33 federal wildernesses. More people have completed a summit of Mt. Everest than a thru-hike of the PCT.

In 2009 we completed a thru-hike of the 2100+ mile Appalachian Trail From Georgia to Maine. It was easy falling in love with the lifestyle, the expansive views, and the people. We learned how to travel lite, make lifelong friends out of strangers, and the true value of an all-you-can-eat restaurant.

Some lessons we had to learn the hard way. Lessons like “cookies and honey buns, although high in calories, are not a substitute for a well balanced diet” and “vines are not meant to be rope swings”.

Documentation is important and we know this will be an experience we want to re-live and remember forever.

Expect frequent updates here from the trail.