After a total of 11.1 miles yesterday, the team camped at Deer Lake where they also took a swim.

“We are laughing a lot, working as a team, great chemistry!”

They hiked on another 4 miles today to Blue Lake (PCT Mile 2205.8) arriving at noon.

Pass to Pass 2019 is coming to an end with just 8 miles left to hike tomorrow.

With the mission of Pass to Pass in mind, the following is recommended by Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s:

7 Elements of a Highly Effective Parkinson’s Exercise Program

    1. BIG, POWERFUL MOVEMENTS used to combat the slow, small movements consistent with Parkinson’s.
    2. PARKINSON’S SPECIFIC EXERCISES that target the motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s.
    3. PHYSICALLY CHALLENGING for your body.
    4. MENTALLY CHALLENGING for your mind.
    5. SOCIAL to combat all-too-common feelings of isolation and loneliness.
    6. ACCOUNTABLE to ensure you show up regularly.
    7. FUN! If you enjoy it, you’re more likely to come back.

Are your Parkinson’s symptoms worse after exercise? You’ll find more information here.

The time these hikers spend on the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as the planning and preparation beforehand, certainly hits each of these points, including the fact that we’ve seen repeat participants since the inaugural event in 2016.

Trip 2 swimming in Sheep Lake

Trip 2 swimming at Sheep Lake

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