Gracetopher Kirk

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What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Surviving Quarantine

Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather be on trail. But I can’t do that safely and ethically right now, so here I am social distancing instead. I don’t

Mar 29, 2020 : Gracetopher Kirk
The Trail Will Wait: Do Your Part and Stay Home

The Trail Will Wait: Do Your Part and Stay Home

Hiking is off the table for now. I'll wait, and maybe if things calm down by June I will try to hike from Tuolomne Meadows to Canada. That's all

Mar 20, 2020 : Gracetopher Kirk
Coronavirus Sucks: Missing My Favorite European Hikers

Coronavirus Sucks: Missing My Favorite European Hikers

As an acknowledgment, the coronavirus pandemic affects me in relatively minor ways. I'm lucky. I've managed to avoid catching the virus, and I can

Mar 13, 2020 : Gracetopher Kirk
Disordered Eating and Weight on the Trail

Disordered Eating and Weight on the Trail

Pre-Trail By January 2018 I was happy with my weight. The happiest I've yet been. Happier even than when I'd been lighter. That number on the scale

Jan 29, 2020 : Gracetopher Kirk
Post-Trail Depression 2018; Plans for a Better 2020

Post-Trail Depression 2018; Plans for a Better 2020

I can only guess what post-trail depression feels like for those who complete their hike. What I do know is that a premature end to my hike in 2018

Dec 11, 2019 : Gracetopher Kirk