[pct-l] ADZPCTKO

Lisa Freathy rainorshinecamper at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 11 12:26:42 CST 2010

Thanks Ellen, hope to see you there! Have a GREAT hike!

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
~ John Muir 

From: Ellen Shopes <igellen at comcast.net>
To: pct-l at backcountry.net
Sent: Sun, January 10, 2010 6:17:10 AM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] ADZPCTKO

The Kick-Off is a great event to attend if you are planning your hike for 
2011.  I went last year (and am hiking this year).  There were vendors there 
with equipment that you won't find in the stores.  I got to experiment with 
a variety of packs and finally found one that doesn't hurt (so much) to 
carry a load in.  A number of tent/tarp people are there.  And so on.
It was also fun to see the presentations, whether on water on the trail, 
food/cooking, bears, Switchback's talks, etc--it was great learning and 
helped focus me on what I needed to do next to get ready.  The evening 
programs, with photos of the trail were fun.
The best, IMHO, was the last morning...the breakfast 'chefs' were singing 
'the 12 days of hiking'!
Watch this site or check the link already provided below as the date gets 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Len Glassner" <len5742 at gmail.com>
To: "Lisa Freathy" <rainorshinecamper at yahoo.com>
Cc: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 2:14 AM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] ADZPCTKO

On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 11:22 PM, Lisa Freathy
<rainorshinecamper at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am hoping to make it to the ADZPCTKO this year and thru hiking the PCT 
> in 2011. I thought the KO in 2010 would give me a good opportunity to meet 
> with folks and learn a lot to help me prep for next year. Do I need to 
> make any pre arrangements to attend... sign up, camping reservations, 
> etc.. or can I just show up that weekend?
> Once I can get the time off work comfirmed and the dates for heading to 
> SoCal in line (driving from NorCal) I'll post here in case anybody needs a 
> ride or some assistance in anyway, hope to be able to provide some trail 
> magic during that week and through out the course of this year for the 
> 2010 thru hikers.
> Any info that you can share on the ADZPCTKO would be most appreciated!!
All the KO stuff for this year will show up here, eventually:


Yes, you do have to sign up and make camping reservations.  All that
will be handled through the above site.  There will also be a ride
board where you can offer assistance.
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