Day 0, Mile 0 – Into the wild…

At 7am on April 22, 2013, we’ll arrive at the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail – a 2,660 mile continuous footpath from the Mexican Border to the Canadian Border that follows the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges across California, Oregon, and Washington. We’ll head north.

We’ll chronicle our adventures here in the weeks and months to come. In the meantime, check out our Itinerary, Food Strategy, and Gear pages if you want to know what we’ve been doing over the past few months!

Many thanks to Chris Carter, whose fantastic sketch (drawn at 2am on a paper towel, which was intended to line the vacuum-sealed bag for one of our 150 dehydrated dinners) provided the inspiration for the title of this blog…


7 thoughts on “Day 0, Mile 0 – Into the wild…

  1. Barbara A. Peterson

    Just want to wish you guys the best on this big adventure!! Looking forward to following your progress along the way, you’re in my prayers.

  2. Laura Harrington

    Ashleigh! I was so excited to read on Facebook that you are starting the PCT. That’s amazing. You are inspiring and wonderful and I can’t wait to follow along. Have so much fun and take good care of yourself and Mark! xo

  3. Lydia

    Today, at 8:55 EST as I approached 156 West 56th Street, I could not help but think of you both embarking on this wild and mad journey… And, ‘virtual Ashleigh’ has now left my desk. You are ‘officially’ gone from the organized corporate world until further notice. May the wind be at your backs!

  4. Jesika

    Today is your first day of the hike!! How exciting!
    It was great meeting you two last night at Scout and Frodo’s. Matt (Boomer) and I are looking forward to following your journey, Best wishes for a blister-free hike. ; )
    See you guys at the kickoff!

  5. Ishtar Rasheen

    Hi you 2,

    I am so inspired by your adventure, I am going to keep tracking you through this blog and big sister Jenny..
    Walk tall and safe, sending a blessing for your feet to carry you solidly..

    Much Love you you
    Ish xxxx

  6. Duke

    What a thrill to see your first posts!
    Don’t forget to floss and brush from all those food calories you must eat! Ha!
    Be careful in all this heat! It is over 100 in the CAlifornia desert today. Hydate Hydate Hydate! Do I sound like your parents Ashleigh.
    Admiring and Thinking about you guys!


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