Cheers to the first entry!  Jason and I pray that sharing our hike via this website would be a blessing to you.  We'll be using this site as a way to share pictures, journal entries, and other fancies with you from start to finish...As a disclaimer: We leave the task of finishing ultimately in the hands of God, but our wills are strongly directed towards completing this adventure in it's entirety-Canada to Mexico!  Pray along with us for good adventures, flexible spirits, safe travels and wonderful growth as husband and wife!

Jason and I met in 2004 while working together at 
Covenant Harbor Bible Camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  I like to think of it as love-at-first-sight, but that's a different story for a different day!  We shared a friendly enthusiasm for long-distance hiking, simply in conversation. Taking the cue, he lent me a book of his called Beyond Backpacking, by Ray Jardine.  Besides being a "very cute" gesture, the book itself was a great introduction for me as a beginner and made me more aware of my desire to try something as crazy as hiking across three states. Lo and behold, about a year later we were married, and this enthusiasm had to sleep below the surface for awhile...Until several years later when it could be awakened...(cue dramatic music)  

PCT-2010  Here we go!!!  (That one's for you, Thom
Weighing our gear last summer