I Will Be One of “Them”
I’m mildly freaking out. Just mildly.
In, oh say, three hours I will be packing up my stuff and heading to Amicoloa Lodge to stay the night, then Bam – the next morning, it’s happening. So yeah, yeah, I’m cutting it kinda close with this whole blogging thang, but I made it…
If you have used #AT2016 on Instagram I have seen your post.
I have also probably trolled your personal account and been that random girl that stared liking your photos. It’s coming from a good place. I have honestly found inspiration from this collection of photos. Not only from the beautiful views and well-filtered trail shots (nice job folks), but also, really, from the random photos of clothes drying on limbs and snow covered trails. Even through they are just glimpses in to a tiny, very small portion of a thru-hikers’ experience, these photos have made it seem real. They show me faces of people whom are actually out there doing their thang, and tomorrow…
I will be one of them.
My NOBO thru-hike of the AT was one of those distant dreams for me. One that I thought might be just that. Until one day I committed. I started saving money like a champion, told my boss I was quitting (he’s actually meeting me on the trail – more about that in another post), broke the news to my parentals, and now I am sitting at this computer hours from what I have been planning on for months on months.
I would love to write about all the feels I’m feeling (nervous, excited, excited again, and somewhat insane) But this will have to wait. This gal’s gotta go get ready.
Can’t wait to meet some of you fine folks on the trail.
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I’ve been walking avg 4-6 miles (almost) every day in for the most part nature of DC/VA in your honor! Also, to ready myself for your arrival in my neck of the woods!