Day 22, 23, 24 – ADZPCTKO

Day 22, 23, 24 – ADZPCTKO
Three Zeros
4/24,25,26/14

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Swami, Rockin, Grasshopper, me, Poco Loco

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Me and Not A Chance

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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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