Pacific Crest Trail Communicator – Volume 24 No. 4
Cover Photo thanks to David Gates of Crystal Lake, Illinois. Trees and other foliage reveal the changes in the season in Washington’s Pasayten Wilderness.
Let us introduce you to some hikers that have done plenty of exploring on District sites as well as other destinations. All of these folks are great inspiration for hiking. David Gates of Crystal Lake is an accomplished long distance hiker who caught the hiking bug to the extent that he has hiked both the Appalachian Trail (2,176 miles) and the Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles) on his own. This summer and fall, he is working toward hiking all of the Conservation District’s trails.*
* McHenry County Conservation District Landscape Magazine Fall 2011