The idea of hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was hatched at a celebratory dinner after the CAHP’s negotiations of 2013 concluded. Jon Hamm, then-CEO, Steve Griffin, District 5 Director, David Dowty, Supervisory Director, and a few other CAHP board members were enjoying a delicious dinner of Mexican food. Margaritas may or may not have been involved. As Steve and Dave reflected on their future retirements, they began talking about the things they wanted to do in retirement. Both of them expressed a desire to spend more time hiking in the great outdoors.