Despite strong winds, I held my annual PCT Trailside barbecue event on the first Saturday in May (May 1). Except for 2020, when the event was cancelled due to covid, this was the eighth annual Celebrate Anza.
One difference from previous years is that this was a hiker-only event, with no invited guests.
As with past years, I set up my mobile indoor/outdoor kitchen and offered several different grilled options. I served meals to a total of 32 hikers.
Also as in previous years, I set my postcard station and invited hikers to fill out a Mother’s Day card for their mother, which I mailed out on Monday. A total of 21 cards were sent, including three cards to international addresses.