Law will speak today at the El Cajon Library on his Pacific Crest Trail adventure
By Miriam Raftery
June 16, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Dana Law is a magician, but he’s recently completed a feat that required no magic—just a lot of willpower and walking. He hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mexican border to Canada. The trail runs 2,650 miles – the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 16 and a half times. He did it in 31 sections over 13 years. In an interview with East County Magazine aired on KNSJ, the intrepid local hiker discussed his adventures along the way, also offering advice to those who may wish to tackle the trail.
Click the audio link to listen to our interview, and scroll down for details on today's event, plus links to his blog and Facebook page, where you can find a journal he kept of each stretch along the route.
For Law, his motivation wasn't all about nature, though he has stated, "The trail symbolizes everytihng there is to love--and protect--in the Western States." To him, the real treasure of the trek are the bonds built with friends along the way, and the accomplishment of fulfilling a rigorous physical challenge.