A reporter with the Riverside Press-Enterprise tags along with Ray Clark, a PCT thru-hiker who goes by the trail name Sole to Soul. He met Pat, AKA Crow, along the way:

In the morning, Clark came upon Pat Pieper, a 46-year-old woman from Tonasket, Wash., whom he had met previously.

“Is this a break or a yard sale?” Clark said to Pieper, whose backpack, sandals and water bottle were strewn across the trail. She sat on her sleeping pad, which she had set on a rock.

Clark and Pieper, who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2001 and goes by the trail name Crow, spoke about hiker things, while she ate an apple and he ate pumpkin seeds.

There’s more if you read the whole thing (warning: it’s rather long and the Crow encounter isn’t till the end).

Ray’s Trail Journal is here.