As I look out my window, across the barren, wind-swept snow fields of the Priblof Islands and the frozen Bering Sea beyond, my thoughts turn to the summer ahead. This seems like the perfect time to begin planning for the warmer weather to come.
Last year I began gearing up for fastpacking (and I still am) but laziness got the better of me.
However, that ultralight mindset, has lead me to consider another road this year: the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails.
Now, I don't have the time (or the experience) for a full thru-hike, but perhaps it is time that I set a goal to do some real backpacking.
I may instead consider the Ozark trail as it is close to where my family lives, but for now the AT and PCT weight heavily on my mind. It is time to start doing some research.
Has any of you ever considered hiking the AT or PCT?