My sister and I first heard about the Pacific Crest Trail in 2003 while looking for a hike to do that summer. The PCT was too much for what we had in mind at the time so instead we hiked the John Muir Trail and loved it. But we didn’t forget about the PCT, we merely pushed it at the back of our mind with the other I-will-do-that-someday ideas.
Until February 2011 when we wandered in a London travel library and stumbled on a Pacific Crest Trail book. I was one year and a half in a PhD I was not enjoying, Isabelle had just finished her studies. And that was it! Someday was now.