This was an incredibly difficult and potent journey for me. Before I take a few days to digest the experience and share more information, I want to express thanks to the PCTA for maintaining and protecting such an incredible trail. I intend to make a contribution to them as a way of showing appreciation. I also want to say thank you to the many amazing hikers I met on the PCT. And finally, I must say that I am now even more humbled and awed by the full-length PCT record holders, past and present. Their achievements are truly incredible.
And also a final note to my great bud Yassine. I was beyond bummed when we got separated and eventually found out that he had decided to drop out. I completely understand and know that he made the right decision. In the end, I was very glad to get to run the initial portion of the trail with him. I look forward to future adventures with this first-class guy and feel lucky to call him a friend.