Hi, I'm Marmie (short for marmot). I'm 21 and currently living in Colorado as I finish my degree and become a history teacher. I hiked the JMT in 2017, got hooked on thru-hiking, and am now aiming for a 2019 solo NOBO attempt of the PCT.
On Nov. 14, after an hour and a half in the online PCT permit waiting room, I submitted my 2019 PCT permit application. I thought I would feel great.
Sometimes it's just not in the stars.
After hiking the JMT in the summer of 2017, my thru-hiking to-do list got a few additions. Of course the PCT
My thru-hiking journey began in 2015 when I was 18. I was a senior in high school and somehow I got the idea of hiking the John Muir Trail (JMT) into