This 1700-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail with my good friend Peter Bergman took us through the mountains and deserts of California from the Mexican border up to Oregon. Neither of us had ever done anything like this, and the journey gave shape to much of the rest of my life. I attempted narrate the adventure with a mini cassette recorder, but I was never able to get more than a summary of each day from these. Pete’s written journals survived much better, and his symbolic sensibility contributed to some very unique records of the trip. Enjoy.