Chronological

  • The second step to make it real (11/14/2019) - As of 14th November 2019, it is official: I have an official permit with a starting date to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail next year! This is the second step to make it really happen, after having my sabbatical granted earlier this year. Steps three and four are to come soon – get a B2 …

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  • Plans and hopes (4/5/2021) - Last year in late January, I was hopeful and nervous. I had my permit to hike the Pacific Crest Tail printed together with my California Campfire Permit, my sabbatical had been approved, and I was busy accumulating spare hours at work. My appointment at the U.S. embassy was fixed for early March, and I booked …

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  • About me (11/14/2019) - Hiking is so much more than just following a road. It is crossing countries and conquering mountains, it is suffering the harshness of the elements one moment and rejoycing in beauty the next. It is nature in its purest form. Born in Germany in the seventies, not that far from the Alps, hiking was something …

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