In 2018, Rob took a shot at walking the 1700 miles of the PCT from Mexico to Oregon. However, knee injury, twisted ankle, surgery of someone very close to him, and smoke from fires in the mountains, motivated him to get off the trail more than originally planned.
Although he ‘failed’, he:
He decided that “Enough is not enough!”
In 2019, Rob was joined by his son Ken as they started to thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. His son Ken is coming along. Once their experience no longer have the ‘Wow!’ effect on them, they stopped short. However, they did:
A few other statistics from their PCT 2019 trip:
Now in 2020, ‘CBS’ and ‘Top Rock’ are ready to go again. They’ve been back in the unnatural world long enough to take in enough ‘ugly’ and are ready to get back to ‘Wow!’ They’re heading up to northern Oregon to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood to begin a southbound journey back to Tuolumne Meadows. Once their back on trail, find them here and check out the Blog for the latest updates.
Rob and Ken will be carrying Garmin inReach Global Satellite Technology. The technology enables you to send and receive messages, track and share the journey and — if necessary — trigger an SOS to get emergency help from the 24/7 global monitoring center.
To locate us, click one the links below. (You may need to zoom in on the US west coast to find us.)
There is a LOT of information about the PCT and other long distance trails available via the internet. Here are a few of my favorite sources of information. If you’re looking for something in particular, contact me and I’ll try to help when I can.
I’ve used, and will continue to use, dozens and dozens of additional sources, but these have been my favorites.
Today, June 1, 2020, was expected to be our first day on the PCT for 2020. However, Covid-19 placed a damper on that adventure. Here, CBS talks briefly about the decision to postpone. Fair winds
Top Rock and CBS are itching to get on the Pacific Crest Trail again. However, it may be months before the snow returns to a ‘reasonable’ level for backpacking. In 2020, we’re hoping to travel 1155 miles southbound (SOBO) from Mt. Hood in Oregon. Starting that far north, we likely will be starting very late …
Yes! Feel free to do this. I currently have unlimited text messages! Go to the link below (this will open a new tab), then click on the Message button in the navigation bar on the left of your desktop or Send Message near the top of your mobile device. Satellite is not instantaneous. It may take a while for me to get your message.
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