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[cdt-l] Re: want to join Rafi's organization?

One comment I like to make about the pictures: They only capture a few
degrees of the view. When on the trail the view is closer to 180 degrees. I
think that is why we have trouble comparing the small pictures with what we
remember seeing. Its okay that the people viewing the pictures think they
are vicariously enjoying your thru-hike.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rafi Youatt" <rafi_youatt@hotmail.com>
To: <cdt-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 11:07 AM
Subject: [cdt-l] Re: want to join Rafi's organization?

yeah, thinking too hard may get you into trouble. that's really the beauty
of a long thruhike, you get all your thoughts out and then you get busy just
trying to be...

i like the idea of the Divide as just an abstract concept with multiple
realities "out there." seems like a good way of thinking about the CDT

i managed to make it through my slideshow last week without any further
questions about this strange thing we call the Divide. most people were
happy enough with the standard definition of it. slideshows are funny though
- they seem to bear so little resemblance to the CDT memories i have stored
away (of course that's partly because i'm not a very good photographer!),
but people seem completely transfixed anyway. no picture ever really
captures the feeling of being there, but i guess it's a trigger for people
to imagine what it might be like. or maybe they just like the pretty


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