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  1. I love your story, it gives me goosebumps!
    Yes, I will support you so you can realize your dream. It’s a brave adventure. Already proud of you.
    Don’t dream your life, live your dreams!!!
    Hug Snowwolf Carla

  2. Hallo Viola,
    Lekker aan het genieten bij Carla ??? Filmpje van de trail gezien, dat wordt heel mooi !!! Succes nog met je voorbereidingen. Dikke knuffel aan Carla.
    Charles en Annemarie.

  3. Hello, I am the Border Officer that wished you luck as you boarded the train. I found your blog and will check in on you. I too learned of this trail a few years ago and have been dreaming and studying ever since. I get to retire in four years and my hope is to go then. Meeting you or any PCT through hiker is better than meeting any celebrity at any time. So good luck to you! Enjoy!

    Bob Bayne

  4. Hey “BOG Babe” if you so choose – I was one of the Mount Hood Chapter trail crew who met you at Crest Camp. You are awesome and strong and I very much hope you complete your thru hike!

    1. Hi Roberta! It was great meeting you all, and thank you again for the lovely meal, cutting logs in the snow AND for your generous donation! Awesome!
      Best, Arctic Fox :-)

  5. Go Viola! We loved meeting you in Drakesbad & wish you all the best in your beautiful journey!

  6. Hi viola- we met you and your fellow hiker in the lodge at elk lake- We were the high school friends and soooo loved talking to you. You inspired us to live out our dreams each day!!! Cheryl and niki

    1. Hi Cheryl! Of course I remember you and your friend! I’m still hiking with mr. President and we arrived in Snoqualmie WA yesterday. Thanks again for your nice note!

  7. It was awesome meeting you on the PCT in Oregon at the Three Sisters mountains. You were so friendly! What a coincidence that I will be driving through your hometown in September! Have a great trip!

  8. Ciao Viola
    I met a woman who was traveling by the moniker “Arctic Fox” on the JMT this summer, perhaps you know her? I think it was September 30th at Deer Meadows. She arrived at camp an hour after dark, looking a bit exhausted. While I made her some hot water for tea she told me that she was hiking the PCT and was determined to make Forester Pass before the 5th of October. I suspect that she made her goal. I took a photo of her. She looks a lot like you, except only a lot thinner, and certainly more pazzo.


  9. Hello,
    We met at Deep Creek and I gave you some apples and nuts from my pack. I hope you enjoyed one of my favorite places and that maybe you could plan to spend a few days sometime.
    Safe travels,

  10. Hello. Ran into you today 11/09/14 just north of Mt. Lugana. You were wrapping up your last 30 mile day.
    We stopped and chatted about your last several months and were totally impressed with your fortitude to complete this journey. Congratulations!!!

    1. Hey Jacquie and Doug! Yes of course I remembered talking with you! Thank you so much for your message. 2 days ago we hit the US/Mexican border. What a trip it has been.

  11. Dearest Vi, you must be halfway I guess. I saved my donation for during your trail. Hope you have lots of fun with it. Safe travels and big hug and kisses, Sieg

    1. Hey sweetie :-)!
      Dank je wel voor je lieve berichtje. Halfway… nooope, eergisteren mijn tocht voltooid! Dank je wel voor je support!!!! Super lief. Big kiss en tot gauw! XXX

  12. WoW Viola, wat een reis heb je gemaakt. Geweldig on je blog alsnog te lezen. Wou dat ik nog veel jonger was. Super!

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