But Who’s Counting, Right?

66 days until Springer! 

Technically 66 days, 11 hours, 16 minutes, and 24 seconds as I’m writing this sentence…But who’s counting, right? I am going absolutely crazy. I’m excited, nervous, happy, determined, and a little stressed; 66 days is nothing and I’ve got a lot left to do. From making final gear selections, and getting my base weight down, to spending as much times as possible with every human I love, and finishing my last semester of college- I am running around in circles, panicking, and shoving snacks in my face. So, here is a list of 25 random things I’m constantly thinking about these past few months in preparation for my thru-hike:

  1. Wow, this is happening a lot faster than I thought it would.
  2. Oh my god, tomorrow is March!
  3. Trail runners or boots?
  4. How am I going to be able to stand the smell of myself.
  5. Seriously, I really don’t want to smell myself
  6. Google, google, google
  7. What if I don’t bring enough snacks, I need snacks
  8. Is this really the base layer I want to bring?
  9. What about knifes? Do I need one? What about scissors? Those are fun.
  10. Contacts? Glasses? I hate glasses, should probably bring glasses…
  11. EYE really wish EYE could see without contacts and glasses that would be great
  12. Mail drops
  13. Do I bring a roll of toilet paper? A whole roll?
  14. SLEEP
  15. Wow, I want to be out there right now
  16. Write a 6 page paper for Wednesday on…
  17. I hate spiders
  18. How many spiders am I going to find on me
  19. What will the spiders be doing when I’m sleeping
  20. Save money
  22. I’m skipping graduation to thru-hike, can I still get the cap?
  23. I’m going to miss my dad a lot
  24. Do your homework, stop looking up collapsable everything
  25. 66 days, 10 hours, 22 minutes, 45 seconds until I leave to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail

I’m overthinking pretty much everything but I can’t wait to get out there and start living life on the trail- yay dehydrated food!



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Comments 1

  • Chris G. : Mar 4th

    19. Spider Stuff !


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