I am not eloquent enough to truly put into words how amazing the PCT community is and the party they throw every year for alumni to reconnect and to help support the current years hikers is unbelievable. At Lake Morena there are nearly 1000 people that are all in love with this trail. This amount of people and not knowing a single one of them has left me full of anxiety. I haven't had an anxiety attack in a while, but had one today. I started feeling really lonely today, it's been 10 days since I left home and could really use someone here to help me feel comfortable.
I have made some acquaintances and hiked with a few people and they all have their own things going on, so even though so many like minded people are here, my personality is one to be more shy and reserved, and not very easy to meet people and open up. So I have been pretty lonely all weekend. I am really looking forward to getting back to hiking where I don't have the time to sit and loiter and think about stupid depressing things...
Back to hiking. I am at the 101 miles hiked point. I have about 9 left before I get to Warner Springs and should be about 4-5 days from Idyllwild after that. The hiking is getting easier, the hills and elevation gains are no longer a worry for me. I was worried about dreading the climbs as I came to them, but as you get stronger they become less of an issue.
So, send me a txt or something, I love getting them when I turn on my phone when I have service, it really helps me feel connected to you folks. otherwise I start feeling like I am living in my own world secluded from everything but my own thoughts.
Hope you all are well!!!