Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yogi Handbooks....

well i just received my 'Yogi's PCT Handbooks' in the mail today! and i thought i was excited before....

for those of you unfamiliar with thru-hiking, Yogi Handbooks are pretty amazing. Basically, a lady by the trail name of Yogi has been hiking the PCT and CDT (continental divide trail) over and over taking new notes every year on the trail towns and collecting information. she is part of a tight knit hiking community that helps her answer questions about their experiences on the PCT, she then updates the handbook every year as far as i can tell, and it has literally EVERYTHING you could want to know about hiking the PCT. all the information for EVERY town you come across. the best places to rent a room, where to find internet, the best stores and restaurants for supplies and hot, greasy, fattening carb-heavy meals that you are dreaming of on the trail. it shows how far  these places are from the trail, it is pretty amazing all the info she has crammed into these amazing books.

the second handbook is all about planning your hike. Yogi draws on several different hikers experiences and lays out their responses from a near 100 response questionnaire to help you understand how they went about almost EVERY aspect of their thru-hike. extremely helpful for some of those decisions you just aren't quite sure about....
anyhow, needless to say, it just made me that much more excited, stressed, overwhelmed with how much really goes into preparing for a thru-hike.

i cant wait to start walking.....

here is the link to those handbooks....
Yogi's PCT Handbooks.......

2 comments:

  1. Hi Kristo!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I'm right there with you about Yogi's books. I did a happy dance when I got mine :-D

    I do have a question for you...how did you embed the paypal donation button on your blog? I can't seem to figure it out.

    I can format an excel spreadsheet to near perfection but am all thumbs when it comes to programming.

    Oh...and you might want to check out the Pacific Crest Trailside reader. A two book set of stories about hiking the PCT.

    Happy hiking!

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  2. hey kellie....i got your email. glad you got it figured out!!! i am reading 'thru-hikers heart' right now, then on to the trail-side readers....

    happy holidays.
    kristo

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