Mile Post 1546.2 ~ Dalton, MA
June 18 ~ An unusual sense of "deja vu" hit me when I crossed the foot
bridge over the Massachusetts Turnpike. Driving under this bridge always
meant Mt. Greylock was not too far away, now I walked over it. An odd
feeling. Tomorrow I will be at Greylock, but this time there will be no car
parked at the trailhead, no short drive home for a hot shower and work the
following Monday. Hiking on the part of the AT I am familiar with has a
different feel on a long distance hike. The same portion of the trail was a
way to blow off steam during weekends, now it is one part of a long journey.
Wonder what the trail will feel like to me after this journey is over?-Paul
The above is a passage I found from MAGS journal.
I have never thru-hiked and was wondering, What does the trail mean to you now after a thru?
Looking forward to your responses.