Hiking from Mexico to Canada: Before & After

This before and after photo depicts Ian Crombie at the beginning and end of a hiking journey from Mexico to Canada via the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Seems like a maturing journey.


The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. Beginning at the Mexican border in southern California, the PCT travels a total distance of 2,650 miles (4,265 km) through California, Oregon and Washington until reaching the Canadian border on the edge of Manning Park in British Columbia. [source]

The journey took Crombie about 5 months and you can read all about his adventures on his website, campbellcrombie.com

via Twisted Sifter


  1. True! When I hiked the PCT in 2006 I did exactly what you’re sutegsging here. When I would stop for my noon siesta and see other hikers passing me, I would pose the proverbial question Mad dog, or Englishman? They would stare back quizzically, obviously deranged from the heat. Once I restarted my hike for the day I would inevitably pass by their tent and hear them snoring, even though the temperature had dropped by 15 degrees and there was still plenty of light left. Some other tips in this regard:1. If possible plan your siesta around a water source where you can camel up and have plenty of water for cooking.2. Take some time to build a shade lean-to if no other shade is present using your tyvek or ground tarp.3. Don’t pack a tent for the desert, it’s really just dead weight.


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