James and Eva Complete Their “Hike for Our Students”

by Alex Fuller-Young on September 12, 2010

On Thursday, 2 September 2010, James and Eva Johnson reported that they successfully completed the final leg of their journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. Their comments and thoughts on their accomplishment are below. From all of us at The Right to Learn, thanks to those of you that supported the Hike for Our Students.

At about 11:00 AM, Eva and I crossed Washington Highway 20 at Rainy Pass, (closed in winter), and thereby finished walking the entire distance of the PCT from Mexico to Canada, 2650+ miles. We began hiking from the Mexican border in April, 2007, and for various reasons, it took us three years, (700 miles in ’07, 1340 in ’09, and the rest, plus the extra JMT miles this year.)  We are thankful to all who helped us over the years, including, especially, our hiking betters, authors, and mapmakers, trail angels. Thanks to the US Forest Service, the PCTA, and National Parks for providing us with a “world class” trail, and to all of the Volunteers who give of themselves for trail maintenance. Finally, thanks to all of you that donated to the Hike for Our Students, and supporting the children’s education at School of Louise’s Dreams!!!

     We are returning to Yosemite National Park for several more weeks to savor the Sierra once more before returning east on October 2nd. We will base out of Tuolomne Meadows, (8600 ft.) I will carry a frying pan and fishing rod, Woodrose will have extra books. We will explore Yosemite’s trails, slowly. All Best, James M.S. and Eva Johnson, aka Muleskinner and Woodrose.

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