Grizzly Adams has left the house

22 June 2017

Yes…I’m STILL Zeroing in Missouri

Since I’ve been “off trail” for almost a week, myWife has been wondering WHEN or IF the facial hair was going to “disappear”.  Also, theFamily has been staring at me like I’m some crazy, weird animal.  They keep doing double takes when they look at me.

As a person who’s never had a beard or moustache, the romance of being “WILD” with a backcountry bread was enticing.  I’ve seen those thru hiker beards and wanted to be like Mike!

While I was on trail, it was okay.  I looked the part of a long distance hiker (AKA Hiker Trash)…stinky, unkept and sporting a beard.However, I realized I’m NOT a facial hair kind of guy.  It made me —

  • Look OLD, so very old
  • Look homeless
  • Was a pain to keep clean
  • Was HOT
  • Was annoying…like I had a mouth full of hair ALL of the time
  • The people I Love, didn’t love it
  • It covered up this good looking face

So today, I removed the extra fuzz.  I’m once again clean shaven with my High&Tight haircut…and it feels awesome.

Only time will tell if I will grow it again…when I (re)start my thru hike.


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