Life on the Pacific Crest Trail
Organized by: Savannah Rivera
4 days...well 5 counting today
May 09, 2016
If you have found your way here, it means you are potentially interested in helping fund my journey of self-discovery, and, even if that is not the case, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this.
Let me begin by telling you how this idea came to fruition:
Late last December I decided to leave from my job in retail management because I was unhappy. I woke up, every day, to go to a job that I was not passionate about, so I resigned.
I began searching for a new job and found that, after going to interview after interview, I was becoming increasingly discouraged. It felt as though I would never find a career path I would enjoy; which got me to thinking...what do I even enjoy doing? After much deliberation, and not being able to come up with a definitive answer, my discouragement grew even more.
One night, I was home alone and looking for a movie to watch. As I flipped through different options, I decided to watch Wild. For those of you who have not seen it, it is about a woman who, after a string of bad decisions, decides to walk the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). (Watch this movie!)
After the movie finished, I started looking up facts and information about the PCT and something just...clicked inside of me.
This is something I need to do. This is something I have to do. These words have been resonating within me ever since.
The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,669 miles long. It starts at the border of Mexico in California and goes through Oregon, Washington and into Canada! The trek can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months and is comprised of multiple terrain types.
I took the idea to my partner, Jon Macintosh, and he was absolutely thrilled by the idea. He thinks it is amazing and is beyond excited and supportive of me. So much that he offered to pay for as much of my trip as he can(!!!).
Though I am thankful for his generous offer, I would love to be able to help fund as much of this journey as possible.
This is where you come in.
In an effort to help Jon, I am reaching out to you and asking for any donation amount. These donations will go directly towards the needed supplies and gear that I will need to survive this 2,669 mile trek.
Every little bit helps.
Again, thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for being a part of my life and this journey.
Your support means the absolute world to me.