The song California by Jamestown Revival is pivotal in my story. I dreamt of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, then one night in December, I found this song. After making David listen to it, he said "okay, we're doing this." The lyrics completed us and pushed us to complete our dream.
It was day three of the PCT. My knees were taped, the arches of my feet taped, most of my toes individually taped from dime-size blisters, and my neck and shoulders spazzing from the 40 pound pack on my back. The silver lining here, I finally got rid of the voice inside my head questioning "what the hell am I doing!?"
We are averaging 13 miles a day with a lot of incline. The weather is amazing-- mid 80s for the high and God gives you free air-conditioning with the wind. During the 30 degree nights, I snuggle up in my down sleeping bag as military choppers have flown overhead.
*** On a side note, go enjoy Jamestown Revival at Tulsa's HopJam festival this May! Make sure to send me a video.