Monthly Archives: October 2012

My Hero!

Guest Blog Entry by:  Michael Gosselin (Astro’s Stepdad) He did it!!! When I dropped Astro (he wasn’t Astro yet) off on April 7th this spring at the PCT monument that sits at the California – Mexico border, honestly, I have … Continue reading

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He Made It! Astro Andy finished the Pacific Crest Trail!

Mile 2668.  0 to go.  He’s done! Astro Andy finished the Pacific Crest Trail on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 pm.  He was accompanied by his step-dad, Michael, trail-mate Gourmet (Marc) and new friend Dave.  We are decompressing now in Vancouver.  It’s been … Continue reading

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Amazing TV News Story!

Hi Faithful Followers! When Andy and I were in Yakima he was interviewed by the local TV station, but we thought it never made it on air because the Presidential debates seemed so much more important at the time.  Go … Continue reading

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The end is near, or is it a New Beginning?

Mile 2,642.    8 miles to the finish. Getting ready to leave for Canada today.  I can hardly believe the end of the journey is in sight.  Even though I haven’t walked the entire trail with my own two feet, it … Continue reading

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Making Plans

Mile 2574.    89 miles to the finish. Last spoke to Astro (Andy) last Wednesday morning as he headed back on the trail through a very remote area – destination Stehekin.  This is where his very last food drop is and … Continue reading

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I Hope So!

Somewhere Around Mile 2500 now. Astro recorded this somewhere around Cascade Locks.   Hear Andy’s  voice as he expresses his dream to finish the PCT.

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He’s Happy!

Mile 2476.     174 miles to the finish.    For a total of 2,650 miles. The days without the knowledge of where Astro (Andy) is and how he’s doing have been daunting, filled with highs and lows, what ifs … Continue reading

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Finding Peace in Uncertainty

It’s been a little under 72 hours now since we last had contact with Astro (Andy).  He’s at a section of the trail between Snoqualmie and Skykomish where the elevation gets trippy and there is absolutely no cell phone service.  … Continue reading

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He’s Back on the Trail!

Andy received his treatment of vedotin yesterday.  When we first got to the hospital at our appointed time the first thing Andy noticed was a TV crew van.  Let the excitement begin.  A grinning hospital staff was waiting for him … Continue reading

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Strange Breed and Head Shaking

Thankfully, we have a sense of humor in our family!  It really helps when things get crazy and things are a bit crazy — or is life just crazy? We are in this wonderful little town of Yakima in Washington … Continue reading

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