Debbie Gist, a 47-year-old Lakewood nurse, and her 61-year-old husband, Steve, left, have been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail since April 15 are at home for break with 50 pounds backpack they used on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. They're home for a few days before heading back out to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Debbie Gist, a 47-year-old Lakewood nurse, and her 61-year-old husband, Steve, left, have been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail since April 15 are at home for break with 50 pounds backpack they used on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. They're home for a few days before heading back out to the Pacific Crest Trail. Lui Kit Wong Staff photographer
Debbie Gist, a 47-year-old Lakewood nurse, and her 61-year-old husband, Steve, left, have been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail since April 15 are at home for break with 50 pounds backpack they used on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. They're home for a few days before heading back out to the Pacific Crest Trail. Lui Kit Wong Staff photographer

Larry LaRue

July 24, 2015 2:49 PM

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