My husband Conrad and I decided to hike the Oregon and Washington sections of the PCT in the summer of 2016 on a bit of a whim. This was to be our first ever brush with backpacking and true wilderness. I can’t stress enough what TOTAL amateurs we were! The trail transported us from living in a tiny flat in London, into the unknown wild, which was seriously out of our comfort-zone. It’s painfully evident through the blog I kept that we didn’t find it easy! We suffered in many ways. It was brutal. Just physically, neither of us were uber-fit marathon runners to start with! All-in-all, deciding to join the trail was a leap to say the very least…
But once we found our feet, the proportion of good days to bad increased. Below are the journal entries I kept during those 10 weeks. Most of these were written by torch-light at the end of a gruelling day, so apologies for my often fragile state of mind, and lack of attention to detail. I hope you enjoy the read. Please reach out if you have any questions!