One option is to continue hiking through the mountains, but I’m unlikely to do that. I know myself well enough to know I would find it difficult and wouldn’t enjoy it.
It’s not that I want to take the easy way out, but I often tell myself that thru-hiking is hard enough. I shouldn't purposefully make it harder. “I signed up for hiking, not mountaineering,” is something I’ve started saying.
But what are my other options? I can only think of two that allow me to complete my goal of hiking every mile of the PCT in 2019. One involves skipping ahead to a section that has less snow, then picking up the skipped section later. The other is to go home for a few weeks, then start hiking south from the Canadian border when the snow has mostly melted there.
Maybe my unsettled feelings stem from knowing my options mean I might not be able to continue hiking with the Woohoo Crew.