SECRETS OF THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL REVEALED
Last updated 7/6/2017 at 11:14pm
Local hiking enthusiast Dana Law will share his adventures on and tips for hiking the legendary Pacific Crest Trail at a special presentation on July 19, 6:00 p.m. with Borrego Springs Library patrons.
The trail starts in San Diego County at the Mexican border near Campo and continues through the greatest elevation changes of any of America’s National Scenic Trails before eventually reaching Canada. Along the way, it passes through scorching desert, old-growth redwoods, coastal rainforests, arctic-alpine country, volcanos, and other eco-zones. Every year hundreds of people from around the world attempt to hike the entire trail in a single season. Thousands of people hike sections of it, some with the goal of eventually covering all of its 2650 miles.
A professional Magician and Mentalist, the El Cajon resident completed the trail August 22, 2016 at the Canadian border after 31 separate sections going north without missing a step over 13 years. You can see all of his stories, pictures, and videos at pctdanalaw.blogspot.com and facebook.com/adventuresonthepct/.
Law’s 90-minute multimedia talk should interest both armchair adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts who may be interested in one day experiencing some of or the entire trail. He will cover such topics as:
- What it takes to put your “house” on your back.
- What food, fitness, and gear are indispensable?
- How to train for the trail.
- What are the biggest dangers?
- How to experience the trail in digestible segments.
“Most San Diego residents aren't aware the Pacific Crest Trail starts in their backyard and runs 2650 miles all the way to the Canadian border,” said Law. “The library is an ideal place to share this grand adventure and let locals know that they can do it too."
The presentation is free and open to the public at Borrego Springs Branch.