9-18-13 Day 152
Wow! What a day today. I successfully completed my journey from Mexico to Canada. The feeling has yet to set in that I am done. Still feels like I will wake up tomorrow and put in 20 more miles! Camped last night at woody Pass. Woke up to snow! And wind. Walked the 10 miles to the U.S./Canada boarder. Felt like I was in a dream. I have seen pictures of the Northern Terminus many times, but it is something else when you are there in person after walking 2600 miles.Took a ton of pictures with Tumbleweed and we had a celebratory smoke. The rest of the 10 mile hike into Manning Park we took slowly. We both couldn't believe our time on the trail was comping to a close. Felt like just another stop at a resupply town. Got into town. Waited for Tumbleweeds ride. It was sad to see him go. I was freezing cold so I bought a $30 room at a hostel across the street. I then decided to treat myself to some real food at a nearby restaurant. As I was munching on my double cheeseburger I saw my grandparents walking outside. I couldn't believe it! Didn't expect to see them for another day. I was so excited I ran right out of the restaurant and gave them a big hug. It was sooo good to see them. They stayed for dinner at the restaurant. Grandpa ended up buying a deluxe cabin because it was the only place that was dog friendly. Decided to stay with them even though I had already payed for a room. Took a shower. Stayed up late. Ate zucchini bread put on new PJ’s my grandparents bought me! and a fresh shirt. Do I feel like a new man now that my journey is over? Not really. I do know that I love family and friends and the importance of keeping them in my life. I know I want to pursue my art! And play my guitar! I also have to feeling I will be going on a long distance hike in the future. #PCT#hiking#adventure#journal#thruhike#tailmagic#walking#simplicity#pacificcresttrail#pcthiker#pctfamily#canada#lifegoal
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The season may be coming to an end, but we're still out on the trails! This week we're testing tents from Big Agnes, Nemo and Mountain Hardwear. We'll be posting our reviews soon. It's a great time to score end-of-season deals and start gearing up for next year!
So proud of my little brother, @mt.reeder_8_hkrbx. It only took him 4.5 months to hike the entire PCT. I feel proud/exhausted after a 45 mile hike, so I can't even comprehend his 2650 mile hike. It is an undeniably amazing accomplishment!