For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Eric Vergo. I spent the last four years of my life being a tech worker in Silicon Valley. I recently quit my job with the intent of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s a 2600 mile hike that begins at the US/Mexico border and terminates at the US/Canada border snaking through California, Oregon, and Washington. Rather than clogging up my social media feed with constant updates about my trip, I’m starting this blog to aggregate all of the content I will be producing in regards to my trip. For the next few months I am going to be documenting the preparation process and all of the activities it takes to ready myself for the Journey. On April 18th my hike will begin and the blog will shift over to me documenting my trip in as close to real time as I can.
A note on the name: Operation PCB was coined by my friend and coworker Ryan, who has a strong affinity for wordplay. One day, when I was still unsure if I was going to hike the PCT, I was discussing with Ryan wether or not I should take the plunge. During the course of that conversation I made the decision to do it and said ‘Operation PCT is a go’. He, knowing that I had done some printed circuit board (or ‘PCB’) design for work decided to rebrand it ‘Operation PCB’ which he said stands for ‘Operation Pacific Crest Bailout’