I left Seattle on April 1, a couple weeks after finding out my father-in-law has an aggressive and terminal form of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, grade IV. We were already in the process of packing up our things and heading out on the PCT but weren’t supposed to leave until April 19. That has all changed.
After a solid two weeks spent in the Las Vegas area getting Tim’s parent’s moved here from Ohio, it appears the PCT plan will go forward as planned (!). Tim’s mom, Jan, will drive us to the trailhead on Saturday, and the three of us will begin the trail by taking northward steps together. I can’t think of a better way to start the journey. I’m also excited to see how these two special people, Tim’s mom and dad-Jan and Rick to me-will play a bigger part of our PCT than previously imagined. I look forward to seeing them and hanging out with them periodically along the trail.