Cory, aka “Second Chance Hiker” set out in late January on the PCT with two goals—finish the whole trail and lose 200 pounds doing it. Neither of those goals are simple or easy or close to guaranteed, but Second Chance is approaching his self-appointed task with humility, optimism, and a sense of humor. He has a Youtube channel that he frequently updates with snippets from his hike, and recently was featured in the above video from another PCT hiker, the Travelin’ Panda. There’s just something endearing and refreshing about Cory, and his spirited attitude about why he’s chosen a thru-hike of the PCT.