Today is my last day in Da Nang, Vietnam and Last night was my very first time to run or do any training for the Pacific Crest Trail. It may seem a little strange that I have not been working on my fitness but the truth is, it was a matter of priorities.
Time, Work and Training for the Pacific Crest Trail
You see, contrary to what people might think about my lifestyle, I spend most of the time working online. Of course, this is entirely by choice but at the same time, this was also the only way I could save enough money to hike the PCT.
In many ways, this is what often bugs me when people ask about the money or complain that they have no time to hike the PCT. After all, for the past two years, I have been working all day as a content writer just to make it to the start of the trail. I also gave up alcohol for more than one year and lived in hostels until I reached the point where I could afford my own room.
Anyway, this is not a complaint but rather my only way of pointing out that if anyone wants to hike the PCT, they can – they just need toschange their priorities. In my own instance, I decided to focus on working from 7am to 10pm every day at the expense of doing any preparation or training for the Pacific Coast Trail. It is, what it is.
Days Leading Up to Hike the PCT
As already mentioned, I am getting ready to leave Da Nang for the first time in more than two months. In this sense, the path to hike the PCT is well and truly on.
7th April – Fly Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
8th, 9th & 10th April – HCMC Pick up cheap medication and supplies for the PCT.
11th April – Fly to San Diego, California (Buy Gear for PCT)
20th April – Arrive at the Mexican border to hike the PCT.
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