Jackie has left Grand Junction on an ambitious project; she plans to hike the entire Pacific Crest trail from Mexico to Canada. But not alone. It’s through Warrior Expeditions, an organization of returned soldiers and Marines who served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and who need to work out the stresses of warfare. She met someone who had gone through this program when she was in South Carolina a couple of months ago. He urged her to apply and we’re honored that she was selected, since she is the only woman on this trip. Since it’s a charitable organization, they provide all the support and gear at no cost to her. Here’s a picture of the others she will be hiking with. See if you can pick her out without looking at the names….
She has started a blog about her journey; Here’s the link: https://jackiehikesthepct.com/.
If everything goes according to plan, she should be ending her trip in Vancouver sometime in early September. We’re going to pick her up. After that, she plans to return to Grand Junction.