I live in Fallbrook CA, which is about 30 minutes away from the Pacific Crest Trail. I usually hike with my dog in the fall and winter and have the place to myself. But a few weeks ago I went out to hike and was shocked at how many PCT hikers were passing through on their way to Washington (Canada?). I usually park at a small rec center which is now used as a PCT hiker station and camp site. I started chatting with the resting hikers and loved their diversity and enthusiasm (keep in mind they have only been hiking for a week or two so morale is still very high haha). I have been returning to chat with the hikers and take some portraits. It’s a fun little personal project!