I was thinking today that I could just load up my backpack and go. The PCT isn't the only trail in the world. But then I remembered it is August and August is way too hot where I live to go backpacking.
Then I remembered that I live on the coast and I could hike up the beach to El Capitan or Refugio or beyond to Gaviota State Beach. What would a beach backpacking trip be like? What about high tides? I know a few places along the way that can strand you at high tide. Planning something like this could be a fun challenge.
It's good to be home. I live in Paradise.