Well, it’s the New Year, time to reflect on stuff and update everyone on my future plans.
Now you’d think after everything I went through emotionally, physically, and psychologically (on my first thru hike) I’d be done with thru hiking! Nope, on the PCT I learned so much about me plus the fact that there are LOTS of other trails. There are the three major trails the PCT, AT, and CDT. Now doing three trails back to back is pretty crazy, but not unusual. Heck there are a few who have done all three in one year!
After the PCT(2015) not having a thriving career, home base or generally any idea what to do next; the idea of doing another thru hike was pretty easy. I started the AT(2016) on a mission to conquer the trail, this attitude was not grounded in the enthusiastic curiosity I had for my first thru hike. After so many miles quitting wasn’t easy, but it was a valuable lesson. You have to want it. The trail will school you.
Thru hiking has had a major impact on my life. Sharing my experience has been surprisingly fun. I’ve gotten to connect with some adventurous women bloggers. She Explores, Hike Like a Woman to name a few. Check them out! Hope you’ll keep following and commenting, it means the world that I am entertaining all 4 of you. No wait, according to Facebook it’s about 141 of you motivators! If you’re following on Facebook I’ll be sharing links to hiking tips and other bloggers. Not my tips…because I’m just figuring this out as I go. Thank you, love you guys!
I want to continue blogging when I get on the CDT this coming April. Yes that’s the future part! (Side note: I’m also finishing the AT!!) Yes the enthusiastic curiosity is back. Things are happening; hiking (I’d like to get faster& fitter), getting my base weight down, map prep (stay found) and all the other things! Looking forward to what this year has in store! Happy New Year……get outside!