I knew at some point and time, I too, would have to put into words "WHY on earth would I want to hike this trail?" I've put some considerable thought into it and want to share those publicly... to 'seal' the deal, so to speak. If I put it out there...it becomes more real and thus I become more accountable.Not in any particular order..
To be an integral part of the greatest gift I've ever given
To stretch myself physically, mentally and emotionally to
Imagine, you are sitting on a beach in Maui under the influence of a perfect blue sky, (the color blue responsible for the term sky blue) the trade winds, combined with a few white puffy clouds that pass by occasionally temper the warm sun just enough while my toes rest in powder sand, and my eyes can not help but stare at the ocean watching multi-shades of greens and blues dance with diamonds flashing as reflections from the sun. After you get by the visuals, close your
Everyone asks the same question after you tell them what thru-hiking means. "Why would you want to do that?" Very few people say, "Wow! That sounds interesting. I would sure like to do that!"
So, why do I want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? (In no particular order. This list will evolve over time.)
▪ I want to experience the challenge of being stretched, physically and mentally.
▪ I want
They say that opposites attract. In some ways, Tom and I are opposites.... I love EARLY mornings and he likes to sleep. I like Spring and he likes Fall. I like it cold and he likes it warm, and in the last post reference, we are opposites when it comes to backpacking. I hike for the destination. He hikes for the journey. Will we survive these considerable odds in attempting the AT hike? Yes, something tells me I think we'll find a happy medium, as we do in most things in our marriage...
March 21st, 2012 (1st Blog Post ever for me)
Well, here we go! It is official now!! We have been talking about, considering, debating and dreaming about hiking the Appalachian Trail for a long time. In fact, we have been telling family and friends for months now that we are going to begin our attempt at a thru-hike on March 1st, 2013. We will be joined by our dog Charlie on Springer Mountain Georgia when our first steps are finally taken. Even though we have been planning, preparing
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