Have you heard of the Pacific Crest Trail? It’s a hiking trail, that stretches across the entire country, from Canada to Mexico. (Maybe you’ve heard of it from the movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon.) Angela Boone aka Crusher, contacted BumbleBar after deciding to hike the PCT by herself. We were excited to support her journey and supplied her with an assortment of BumbleBars to keep her mind and body full of organic energy while she tackles the 2,650-mile trail! Read part of Angela’s inspiring story below:
Crusher’s Story – Part One
Hello friends and family,
I’m getting in touch with you all because you have been a part of my support network in some way or another over the years and I want to share my next adventure with you! For those of you who haven’t heard, I will be starting a thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on July 5th, starting up by the Canada border and heading south to Mexico. This is a fitting time for me to just go for it. I have finished with a 6 month internship at an environmental nonprofit, the League of Conservation Voters, and while that has been an incredible experience and I have learned so much, I miss and crave being outdoors and learning from nature. I am extremely excited for this challenging journey across the country for 5 months – just me and my thoughts, everything I need on my back, and the wilderness – as I contemplate who I am in the world and how to be a good human, and thus the role I want to take moving forward in life. Taking time away from the man-made world is key in this personal journey for me in learning more about myself and a simple lifestyle. It has been an exciting, overwhelming, educational past 6 months planning this endeavor. I have taken many wilderness survival and first aid classes, researched and read countless sources of information, talked to countless experienced backpackers, and done training hikes. And now I am finally (almost) ready!
I’ll leave you with some great food for thought that a great mentor shared with me, from German poet and natural philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
Until one is committed there is always hesitancy,
The chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness,
There is one elementary truth,
The ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
Raising to one’s favor all manner of unforeseen accidents and meetings
And material assistance which no man could have dreamed
Would come his way.
Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Wish me luck!