I am ordering my permits today. That really finalizes it for me, three months out and change I will be on the trail. My start date is April 24th, one day walk-in to ADZPCT2014 see what is to see there, then start.
I talked to work and they are willing to work with me and I should have a job for me waiting when I get back.
I will be leaving work and moving from my apartment around the 15th of April packing up and then driving my belongings to storage in Oregon (I don’t own much) then back down to San Diego, drop off the rental and bus to the start to be on-trail on the 24th. In that small amount of time I need to put together the boxes I am mailing for the California section (most of it) and get my mom set up to mail them as needed.
As for gear, I have most of my gear already (I will do a post about PCT gear here) but I still need a sleeping bag, there are some sales going on now, and I have time to post about my choices.
I am still trying to decide what to do for water purification and backup purification (steripen, filter or chemical).
It is all coming together. This is the year.