Sunday, April 26, 2009


Ben, Lauren, Nicole and Comet

This weekend we headed to Lake Morena for our second Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off. The sendoff event for the current class of PCT hikers is basically a great excuse to get together with friends and enjoy some crisp mountain air and walk a few miles of the trail. As always, it was great to catch up with Comet & Nicole and Clearwater.

Walt, Lauren, Ben and Pat

Our highlight was when our A.T. trail angels Walt and Pat (Waynesboro, VA) appeared on the trail during a morning stroll, having kept it a secret from us that they drove across the country in the PCT XPRS to attend the kickoff.

Gear Contest

Besides catching up with friends, we enjoyed the home made gear contest, Squatch's fourth movie Walked, Shooter's rough cut of Tell it on the Mountain and a few trail seminars. I also managed to grab a pretty good sunburn under the clear dessert sky.

Good luck, class of 2009.


  1. Great post guys. I just finished my ADZPCTKO post and saw you had one up as well! Thanks for being a part of such a great weekend. We did go to the border "on the way" home...

  2. i figured that the kick off was this weekend, as i passed at least 30 hikers while running on the pct on sunday.