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Continuing a tradition they started in 2003, the Class of 2002 has created a custom bandana for 2013 hikers. Yep, if you missed out on the original green bandanas in 2003, you can pick up the 2013 edition!
Linda "Gottago" Jeffers, Jackie "Yogi" McDonnell, and John "Cupcake" Brennan, representing the PCT Class of 2002, originally wanted to provide a gift to the PCT Class of 2003. They wanted the gift to be lightweight and useful. Gottago came up with the idea of gifting data bandanas, Yogi provided the data, and Cupcake created the artwork. Their generosity and collaboration continues to this day: Yogi updates the data, Cupcake modifies the design, and Gottago writes a check!
In addition to the myriad usual uses for a bandana, these are a unique hitchhiking sign and navigation aid, and provide an at-a-glance response to incredulous folks who ask "What's the PCT?" These are collector's items folks!
Again in 2013, bandanas are a gift from the PCT Class of 2002 to the current year hikers. It's free for this year's thru-hikers and section-hikers, and only five bucks for others.
If you are hiking this year, but will not be at the Kick Off, you may pick up your bandana at Donna and Jeff Saufley's in Agua Dulce.
Thanks to Gottago, Cupcake, and Yogi for their generous support of thru hikers and of the Kick Off!