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[at-l] Thruhiking Papers and journals
Jim & Ginny,
You have outdone yourselves on the website. I started reading last night, and was up past 3 am without even realizing what time it
was. I was so absorbed in it. There were many aspects of my hopefully upcoming thruhike next year that I had not given conscious
thought to, but were still there in the back of my mind. As I read through the pages those thoughts came to the fore and I began to
deal with many things that I had shamefully neglected to.
Perhaps others do not have to research or think so much about doing a thruhike as I do, and that's part of hiking their own hike.
But, in order for me to hike my own hike, part of my psyche or personality dictates that I must learn as much as I can concerning
the various aspects of a thruhike. Now, don't get me wrong....I fully realize that no matter how much preparation that I do here at
home, the true test of self in the forms of mental, physical, and emotional strengths and weaknesses will happen out there on the
trail. However, I do think that by learning more about something then I can better deal with it...be more flexible...more able to
adapt to those current situations. And, that's just me.
There is much to mull over now--much enlightenment that I must wrap my head around.
High praise to Spirit Eagle for such wonderful words of wisdom. I still have a bit more to read, but I wanted to go ahead and thank
you for this work of art and sage words concerning thruhiking. Thanks to the both of you.
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