Sorry my posts have been few and far between. Actually I’ve written a couple of times and just not posted. I’ve been busy and my thoughts have been all over the place. Last year when I did the PCT I started planning and stuff like a year in advance. For the AT it has really been last minute. Honestly I’ve had my doubts about actually doing it right up until I bought the plane ticket. So the ticket has been bought and I’m in stage 3 of planning a thru hike. Stage 1 plan/read/research everything, stage 2 panic, stage 3 just go with it. Yep, 2 weeks out and I’m just going with it, whatever will be, will be.
So I am super excited about being back on the trail. I look forward to the AT culture, emotional roller coaster, physical challenge and personal change that comes along with thru hiking. Leaving friends/family to do something so mentally, emotionally and physically draining is exciting and crazy. I’m a lot more nervousness this time and for the life of me I can’t figure out why. I know the AT will be different and I’ll face certain challenges.
The AT, I’ve heard is more social with way more people than the PCT. While I have been called a social butterfly, being social for me can be draining. I’m kinda an outgoing introvert. We’ll see how that goes. It should help that I am avoiding the town/social vortex, well that’s the plan. My time is dictated by my funds so I don’t have time to, you know, “dilly dally”, right now I’m on a mission.
Did I mention I read Appalachian Trials, it’s a great read thru hiker or not! I kinda wish they’d make a movie out a of book like that or one of the numerous greatly written blogs that I read. Initially I thought my own blog would just be me rambling, and it is. But really didn’t think anyone would read it. So thanks for reading and commenting. Everyone’s support and encouragement means the world to me.