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Climate Change and Preparing for the PCT


At the Mercy of the Earth

In nearing the end of my final preparation stages for necessary gear, resupply plans and other logistics, I have found myself on an emotional roller-coaster. My day to day is full of many highs of excitement and anticipation to start my first thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as a lot of nerves and stress surrounding what it is going to take to pull this (hopefully not) once-in-a-lifetime journey off. As a first time thru-hiker, there are a lot of things to think about, but as a recent grad with a degree in Environmental Science, much of my passion and meaning in life revolves around our beloved planet Earth – that planet whirling around in space that we are all existing on and interacting with. In fact, our interactions with it are driving us into a place where Mother Earth is starting to fight back and telling us that we can’t go on living in the way that we are. This is coming in the form of many wide scale natural disasters (one of Earth’s ways of communicating), including huge wild fires, and excessive or non-existent water output. These two are […]

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