Or rather, how to handle it. I've no doubt that a thru-hike (or even a section hike) of the AT must involve some amount of boredom. From what I've read, parts of Virginia lend themselves to this stimulation stagnation and others claim Pennsylvania inspires the blahs, but I suspect that nearly any part of a non-trivial hike is susceptible to boredom given the right conditions. One only has to imagine days of a steady routine (wake up, hike, go to bed) coupled with rainy weather
Updated 02-17-2012 at 22:52 by bgood360
Fresh, not like the clean white linens that I like to smell as I open a pack newly bought from the store.
Fresh, like a wound that is just finished healing.
This is how I am starting, comming out from a nightmarish past and flying toward a flashing sun bright future. I can seriously almost picture all the yellows and strong oranges skimming past my eyes as I squint into what I truly hope is one hell of a story. A good story. With a great ending. But I have to get away from all the
Spending my winter writing my story of hiking the Appalachian Trail
has taken much of my time as I relive it in my mind, expelling so much emotion
to word is exhausting to me. My sensitivities are off the charts sometimes
and it vexes me to be so emotional for so long.
My past has left me quite damaged and through the decades, I have learnt to take a negative and turn it to a positive by looking at the good in all things represented in my life. For the last two
Updated 02-13-2012 at 17:47 by Puma Ghostwalker
What? There's been a like-new fifteen degree bag in a closet upstairs and I'm just now finding this out? Well -- hecks yeah -- I'm grabbing that puppy and using it through to Damascus.
I like my new MontBell and all -- I even tested it down to the upper 20s -- but why not opt for the added comfort of a warmer bag? It [the fifteen degree bag] doesn't compress down into the small package the MontBell does, and I'm sure it weighs more, however I'll gladly debate the merits of one bag over
Asheville area hikers and other AT enthusiast are getting together once a month to stay connected. This month the AT Bonanza will be meeting at the Mellow Mushroom, http://www.mellowmushroom.com/ashevi...ndex/asheville, on February 16th from 6-8pm. Come out for a piece of pie and a pint with other hikers. If you know that you are for sure coming, let me know so that we can be sure to have a large enough table. When you do get there, look for the white blaze and you will find us!
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