The Waiting Game
I’ve never been the best with this whole patience thing. I decided to I wanted to do a 2016 thru hike last August. By the end of that October I’d researched just about anything and everything AT related I could think of and by November I was starting to budget out gear. Can you tell I was little excited? Also I like to be prepared so having a year and a half to plan, save money and make that big bad budget seemed like it would not leave me with enough time to get all of the little details sorted out (which I’ve come to realize I will never be fully sorted out). But now here we are a little over a year later and I feel like I cannot possibly wait another 5.5 months! This whole patience thing is a tricky business.
I’m currently working at Medeba summer camp. Our summer camp program ended a few weeks ago but I decided to stick around for a month of Fall Crew. We basically fill whatever role they need us for. It involves a lot of cooking, cleaning, and working with school groups. Last weekend a few of us decided spontaneously to road trip to Peterborough (about an hour and a half away) to see “A Walk in the Woods” because random adventures are the best. It was so fun to see snapshots of the Appalachians on the big screen. It took my excitement level up another 30 notches.
Victoria and I decided on a start date – Thursday, February 25th 2016! I know it’s early and there will be some super cold days in my future but I’m still so incredibly excited! Our hope is to avoid some of the crowding the ATC is predicting. Now I just have to figure out ways to pass the time in between without wishing it away. So far it involves doing more research, spending time with my fam jam, and spending lots of time in the woods. Only 160 days left 😉
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