Day 22, 23, 24 – ADZPCTKO

Day 22, 23, 24 – ADZPCTKO
Three Zeros

For the fifth year (’09, ’10, ’11, ’12 and now ’14) I’ve attended the Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off. ADZPCTKO. That’s a mouth full to say. I had fun running into many trail legends and trail buddies. Vendors had all the latest gear on display and of course I had to check it all out. About 800 people were there.


It rained Friday night and off and on during the day on Saturday. It was cold and wet enough that I kept running back to my tent or to the cafe a short walk from the park. 

Thanks to the organizers for another top notch event.


Mad Monte, on the left, hiked the trail in 1977 and is planning a 40 year anniversary hike in 3 years. Teddi Boston is on the right. In 1976 she was the first solo woman to hike the PCT.  She still holds the record for the earliest (May 1st) start for a successful southbound hike. She is now 87 and just hiked from the Mexican border to Cajon Pass…. the same distance we have hiked. Just an amazing and inspirational woman. I have met her before and made sure my hiking partners got to meet her.


Buddy Backpacker, age 6. Hiked the AT last year. Now is hiking the PCT


Swami, Rockin, Grasshopper, me, Poco Loco


Me and Not A Chance


Halfmile and Deb in their new Duplex ZPACKS tent

I wish I would have taken more pictures of Billy Goat, M80, Trooper, Willow the Wonder Dog, Handstand, Machine Gun Jim, Stumbling Norwegian, Tarzan, Zelda and so many others.

7 thoughts on “Day 22, 23, 24 – ADZPCTKO

  1. Rockin'

    Lovin’ your photos. Awesomeness. Glad you are staying on trail. I know I would. Why Not?????? Great seeing you all at the Kick-off.

    So I didn’t quite finish the conversation about your tent. What would you change about it? I know the weight is awesome. What other tent would you want?

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