I can't believe he's back on the PCT again! (And again, and again.) He seemed like a real nice, mellow guy when I met him in Oregon in 2004, heading south on his yo-yo (made us feel bad since we were all still going north!).
I seem to recall him writing or saying that the Backpacker article was pretty overly dramatic, portraying him as this tortured soul (or something like that). Anyone else recall this better?