Tag Archives: trail life
Dear mother, I broke my promise to you. I camped alone in Yosemite National Park. No one chose to camp next to me last night as they all passed by hurriedly. Maybe sleeping next to the rushing river seemed unappealing. … Continue reading
I’m so sorry for my long absence, but I needed to get my head in the right place after three and a half months on trail and a debilitating injury that required a lot of attention afterwards. I wanted to … Continue reading
I have recently finally made a decision and am officially announcing that I am off trail for good for the rest of this year. By this I mean that I will not complete my thru-hike of the PCT this year. … Continue reading
I miss this so much.
I’ve been off trail for almost two weeks…again. I haven’t yet typed up my journal entry about having to get off the trail, so this may seem confusing and out of the blue. I will explain later. For now, I’d … Continue reading
The next day, my second day on the trail since I felt well enough to hike again, I overdid it. There were 20 miles until Tuolomne Meadows campground, and I should have split these in half, but I did all … Continue reading
On day one of being back on the trail after two and a half weeks off, I was so excited to be back, and so was my former town-exploring partner, now turned hiking partner, Necktie. Here’s a photo for proof, … Continue reading
Nights in my tent with a headlamp and book are my favorite. And if my battery is charged enough, I may allow myself some quiet music as I reflect on the day’s events, what I’ve learned, who I’m becoming, and … Continue reading
There is something I need to explain about solitude. It is beautiful. It is absolutely beautiful to be alone and have no one to depend on but yourself. Granted, it isn’t healthy to always be alone and have no one … Continue reading
Soon, my love. I couldn’t get to the trail today, but tomorrow, I most definitely will. My beautiful trail awaits me.