Hello!  My name is JP and I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as part of the Class of 2018.  I am an experienced section hiker who is taking a sabbatical and going to do something epic while I’m still young enough to do it.

My goal is to write this not only to keep my friends and family up-to-date, but also to journal my thoughts and experiences for those who choose to follow in my footsteps.  Before I dared to take on such an adventure, I followed a number of thru-hikers of previous classes to learn from there successes and mistakes.  The experiences of hikers such as Blazer, Photon, Puff Puff, Chocolate Balls and Chauncey have all played a fundamental role in how I have approached this endeavor.

Wish me luck!