ALICE (28) & LISSA (28)
LISSA: I went on the JMT because I’ve wanted to do a long distance hike since I realized what the AT was in 1995, and when I found the PCT I knew that was the trail for me! But 6 months is a little hard to swing, so a 3 week hike through the best of the trail seemed like a good compromise. And Alice – a teacher with summers off and a penchant for outdoor adventure – was a friend I could convince to come with me. The JMT was a highlight life experience for me – I loved almost every minute of it, and learned that good planning combined with a ‘Just Keep Swimming" attitude can get you there if you let it. Oh – and that Snickers really are great trail food.