It has taken some time to actually come to terms with the outcome of my PCT hike dream and to make this post.
Unfortunately this was not my year to hike the PCT. The sad truth of the matter is that I hurt my knee pretty bad and will not be able to do a long distance hike. It's been a little over 3 weeks now and although the severe pain is no longer there the soreness and weakness persists.
It has been hard not being out in nature for the past few weeks. I was planning on using that time to do a little reflecting, soul searching and just a plane way of disconnecting from the "Matrix" living of society for a bit. I have even tried to talk myself into heading back out and disregard the physical issue at hand (which would not have been a "Smart" choice). I am now back at home, healing up and looking for a job.
With all that being said I just wanted to let the few folks who may have been wanting to follow along that this was just not in the cards to head on a long hike. I am hoping that my knee will be well enough to get back out on the weekends to do shorter trips with less pack weight in the future though. I do apologize to any who had their hopes up of following along :( I can assure you that I am extremely disappointed in the outcome myself.
Thank you all for your kind words, support and motivation leading up to what could have been an epic adventure. Don't count me out....just down for a bit :)