Pacific Crest Trail Tattoo

Today a woman who has hiked the scenic Pacific Crest Trail came to get a personalized version of the trail sign as a permanent reminder of her accomplishment. The trail stretches all the way from Mexico to Canada, and to conquer it she did stretches of it on 4 consecutive summers. between the ages of 65 and 68, and plans to try to do a thru-hike when she is 70 in 2 years. A brave example for us all!

Pacific Crest Trail Tattoo by Pat Fish

Pacific Crest Trail Tattoo by Pat Fish

"The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges . . . The trail's southern terminus is on the U.S. border with Mexico, just south of Campo, California, and its northern terminus on the Canada–US border on the edge of Manning Park in British Columbia; its corridor through the U.S. is in the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.

The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,659 mi long and ranges in elevation from just above sea level at the Oregon–Washington border to 13,153 feet at Forester Pass in the Sierra Nevada. The route passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks." - Wikipedia

PCT Route Map

PCT Route Map

A tree growing around a PCT sign.

A tree growing around a PCT sign.