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Joanne Lennox said:
They are like two separate realities, both
diminishing the other, like having two lovers that can not, can never know
about each other.

That is how I feel right now about preparing (still) for the PCT, and my 
job.  Both are interesting, and challenging; each (if they knew; if I 
allowed them to know) jealous of the other; each wants to consume my entire 
life and concentration and loyalty; and (though they don't know) each needs 
the other for its very existence.

Digest # 908 was one of the best I've read; appreciate the stories.

Lately I've been wondering if (with all the talk of clearcuts and 
unnecessary picnic tables and unwanted views of eroded earth) the PCT is 
still worth it; if perhaps while I still have the time I should switch, 
perhaps to the CDT.  Anyone who's done the PCT thru-hike lately (last 
couple of years) have an opinion?  I've been starting to get the feeling 
that, for too much of it, the walk will be like hiking Florida to Maine on 
the shoulder of I-95, without the convenience of fireworks stores and the 
Mexican Sombrero restaurant.

-- Dave

David B. Stockton

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