Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I just added another category to this blog – Pacific Crest Trail.  Enjoy!

Need to possibly fire up the imagination for a little adventure of your own?  Bored at work, or need a little mindless recreational easy reading to get through the day.

Then you’ve possibly reached a good start point.  The link I shared below is your start point, from there, you can possibly reach hundreds of thousands of miles hiked on any of the U.S. long distance trails like the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, Colorado, John Muir, Arizona Trail and recently added Camino de Santiago.

Trail Journals – Backpacking Journals and Photos from Long Distance Hikers –

I started my journal in 2011, while preparing to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail.  Google Trawlercat and Pacific Crest Trail if the link below does not work for you.


So, who is this guy and why am I now quoting him?  The quotes to me are inspirational and also, a start point.  The rest is up to you.

“A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”

– Lao Tzu

Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer.  He was truly a thinker.  Think about some of his quotes for a moment or two.

How many times have you heard people (or yourself) say, I don’t have time.  Sure you do, everyone gets the same amount of time, it’s what we choose to do with our allotted time that makes all the difference.

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”

― Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.


Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.


If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.


Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.


Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.


A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.


He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.