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Annette Rosella Simonsen
Begins: Apr 15, 2009
Date: Mon, Oct 12th, 2009
Trip Distance: 40.0
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Time to wonder!
Yes Valhalla went all the way! He is now in Vancouver eating and drinking I hope, before he returns to Denmark 15. of october.
I hope he will be ready to plan the new journey.
The trail from Skykomish must have been pretty tuff. There was no trail because the snow covered and it was below minus 12 C.
Valhalla has been walking with "Not a Chance" and Skywalker. Skywalker got lost and Valhalla writes that they were looking for him for several hours in the dark. Later on the the trail he turns op again. A ranger had found him (thank God for all rangers)
In Manning Park he signed the trailregister and put down the little stone he had been carrying with him from the border of Mexico. He writes to me that he felt happy and sad at the same time. No wonder! A half year of walking will make a change.
I hope he will look forward and use this new strenght in the very best way when he comes back to his life here with me.
I know a lot of hikers are telling about how strange things look when they come back. The house is not the same house and they dont belong there anymore. They are still on the trail in their minds. They cant figure out how to sleep inside in a bed and their energy can be restless. It takes time to be social and this will not be in the same way ever again. And this is good, because the world moves to fast. There is no very much time to stop and think about the beauty of small things like the dew on the grass or the sound of the wind in the treetops. Even the feeling of wearing a coat can feel like strings, and will there be time to walk or to think back of this adventure? Will people understand what he is sharing with them? They will listen but they wont have the pictures and the feelings. Hopefully I can be there to see with his eyes, and we can walk together again, as soon as possible.
For me the PCT were the nearest connections I have ever had to ALL my real feelings, and I was crying, shouting, dancing, feeling a lot of pain, asking myself a lot of "deep" and philosophical Questions, discussing and laughing and enjoying it. Because we are worth it.
Valhalla - I am looking forward to have you back again. As I always say: This is just the beginning!