PDA

View Full Version : Sometimes something you read stops you in your tracks....



MedicineMan
04-20-2010, 02:14
this from a PCT hiker:

'It's an evil trail. I'm sure of it. It is not a benevolent entity. It calls people then it treats us like jealous lovers. It breaks up with you, wants you back, spits you out, pines for you and basically does absolutely nothing for the you that lives in normal society.

And even with all that, here I go again.'


~Piper

I'm ummm stopped.
I would add this woman is an awesome writer/photographer and the paragraph obviously simply plucked out of a journal...I thought it profound of course but something else is there...

Egads
04-20-2010, 06:26
yes, she's a gifted writer, way above the norm.

Why not post a link for the rest of us?:-?

Roland
04-20-2010, 06:34
sbhikes can probably point you in the right direction.

MedicineMan
04-20-2010, 06:38
i hesitated to snip what i did, kinda intrusive but i suppose tj is public anyway....maybe she'll chime in....once you start reading her journal it really is hard to stop...very unique perspective on life and the trail

GGS2
04-20-2010, 08:31
Piper has several TJs, but not this year. She also has a book called Piper's Flight about her 2008 thru. It's available from Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/pipers-flight-a-solo-womans-journal-on-the-pacific-crest-trail/3828805). The download pdf is only $5. That's all I got.

Crazy Larry #1
04-20-2010, 08:57
Piper has several TJs, but not this year. She also has a book called Piper's Flight about her 2008 thru. It's available from Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/pipers-flight-a-solo-womans-journal-on-the-pacific-crest-trail/3828805). The download pdf is only $5. That's all I got.
thanx for that link.......

sbhikes
04-20-2010, 09:06
Ha ha. That's me. That's how you feel if you don't complete the trail. So anybody who goes home before you get to the end, know that you'll be ruined and miserable.

FritztheCat
04-20-2010, 14:59
Wow Piper! You are a truly gifted writer! I love the quote Medicine Man posted of your work.

ShoelessWanderer
04-22-2010, 12:25
What a great post, thanks! Love it!