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tom & sheila

October 5th, 2004  · stk

Summer is over, school has started & many are thinking about Holloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas (how many shopping days left?) NOT Tom & Sheila! This dynamic duo, who started hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, leaving from the Mexican border on April 12th, are setting their sights on the Canadian border as I write this. That's correct, they're still hiking! We just received an email from them, saying that they've made it to Steven's Pass, in northern Washington. (Fortunately, they passed Mt. St. Helens without difficulty, but they did run into a blinding snowstorm in the Goat Rock Wilderness. Get this - they were hiking at 11 PM, with head lamps on, struggling through the whiteout, on very dangerous terrain. They were miserable and wet for nearly a week, but they're toughing it out and still on the trail. They're expecting to make Canada between the 15th & 17th of this month. That's a LONG HIKE!

For more information, you can read their journal(no longer online) by clicking on the link.

We're rooting for you, guys and wish like hell that we could be there at the border to meet and help you celebrate (but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen with Rachel in school).

Jan 2005 EDIT: Tom & Sheila DID make it all the way to Manning Park, right when they said they would (October 16th). Though poor weather plagued them, they perservered through the rain and fog. Congratulations guys!!

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