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Date: Sun, Feb 11th, 2018
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I'm always seeking the next great adventure........ And If you’re serious about walking from Mexico to Canada, there is one fact that is undeniable: you are a badass! I want to prove to myself that I can do this.
Most people think it's crazy to hike 2,650 miles from border to border and yet this is something I’ve dreamed of doing for years. And now, after finishing a 38 year career with the same company, I need the opportunity to just walk, eat and sleep for a while.
I want to take some time to consider the next stage of my life. They say the toughest part of the PCT will be spending that much time with yourself. To be honest with yourself about who you are, your short comings, failings and successes. To really and honestly evaluate yourself with a critical eye. At times it's almost more than one can bear. Yep, 2,650 miles ought to be enough time. It really ought to be enough time.
One of my favorite quotes is from John Muir: "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." I love this trail. She's a tough rugged beauty. I'm in love with her. Not that she cares. I love the stillness of nature, the majesty of God's creation, the silence of being alone in the wilderness, the reliance on self, and the focus on a singular accomplishment, The PCT gives me all of these.
I want to prove to myself that I can finish this adventure.
Tom's Short Walk
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org
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