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Young Jeezy
City: Nashville
State: TN
Country: United States
Begins: Apr 25, 2013
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Wed, Apr 17th, 2013

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4 days to Gone

Four days from today I will be standing on California dust looking north, visualizing the in between, I am sure it will be very surreal, it is already surreal. Vivid dreams of walking the Sierra passes, crushing orange sunrise's in the desert, come to life while I sleep, dreams to be fulfilled. I remember 5 months ago talking with my friend Demetria about doing the Pacific Crest Trail, as I talked to her my vision started to come alive, it became very clear that it was important I do this walk, a moment so certain it has led me to this past five months of planning and now of watching that vision come to life. I talked my best friend's Matt an Alec into draging their bodies 2,650 miles, it wasnt too hard..they were itching to get out of TN aswell. So they will meet me 300 miles in, (Wrightwood area), and we will be hiking the rest together. I will start alone on april 25th, cant believe that is a four days away, it is a much welcomed change. The famous question's "Dont you know we have roads now" ive heard a dozen times, "but theres bears out there" has been said innumerably. I guess it has become natural to get in 80 MPH bullets daily to drive to work, in hopes no one makes a bad move while texting on the highway. We are far removed from the natural state of things, so far, we cannot precieve what it is even like. Nature has always proved sustaining, giving, loving to me in the past, mother nature very much a mother.
I have been asked why I should leave home to walk the country on the PCT, I answer jokingly, "for lack of anything better to do", but in pure it is to become a better person, to experience my Self, to be patient with my shortcomings, to go beyond, and in terms be a more fluent being. I recall a time while hiking the beartooth mountains in Montana where I became flooded with love for my family, I had the most beautiful words for each of them, I said the aloud to my self while walking, in hopes they somehow recieved them. Nature has reveled parts of my Self I would have remained unaware about without these experiences. So this my intention for this trip, to rediscover those parts of my Self, overflowing with love for all/whom that surrounds, let this Be.

To all who read these words, I hope your journey beautiful

All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. ... Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn't. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.

-Carlos Castaneda

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