To the trail

Wow! It's taken two cars, two planes, two trains, and a bus to get me safely to the start of the trail. God bless America!

my dear friends Nancy and Pam drove me to the airport, thanks ladies!

Just a couple kids on a road trip

Just a couple kids on a road trip

And then I flew: 

Somewhere in the Southwest

Somewhere in the Southwest

My friend Ellie picked me up in San Diego and she and her husband treated me to delicious food, great company, and a very comfy bed to sleep in.  Thank you Ellie and Blaine, it was so wonderful to spend time with you!!!

 

At the train station with Ellie,  a friend I grew up with in Winterset.

At the train station with Ellie,  a friend I grew up with in Winterset.

And took a train: 

Riding across town to pick up supplies and catch my bus to Campo. 

Riding across town to pick up supplies and catch my bus to Campo. 

And finally I am now riding a bus to Campo, CA, the southern terminus of the PCT: 

 

Me and Dan the bus driving man. Thanks Dan!!! 

Me and Dan the bus driving man. Thanks Dan!!! 

My heart and gratitude go out to everyone who has helped me get this far, thank YOU for being on this journey with me.

<3 Will