Over the last few weeks I have had a roller coaster of emotions!
While looking at the posts of those already out there, I am excited and I can’t wait to join them!
At other times I feel like I am getting “cold feet” like a groom before his wedding.
Then a new piece of gear comes in and I am excited again.
Now the weather looks like snow and bitter cold temperatures for the days leading up to my starting date…. Should I stay or should I go?
I have the support of my family, especially my wife. She has been preparing meals and packing up resupply boxes and making plans for us to have a weekend together at several places along the trail.
So, after worrying about all of the “what if’s” it all comes down to how badly do I want this? Well, I want it and I am going to take the first steps toward Maine Monday morning March 14th from Springer Mountain.
The next time I post anything will be from the trail!
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I am so proud of you for making a long time dream of yours come true. You are going to do great on the trail. I can’t wait to hear all the many stories of your journey. I love you!
You going to do great. New friends on trail. Enjoy.
This is an amazing opportunity for you, Rick. It is great that you are living your dream. May God go before you and be with you all the way! Prayers for health, safety and lots of fun!!
Looking forward to I following your adventures. Wish I could do it but doubt I will ever get the chance. Safe and wonderful journey our friend.
Looking forward to following your adventures. Wish I could do it but doubt I will ever get the chance. Safe and wonderful journey our friend.
I know you have been waiting for this moment. You will do great and know that everybody here at Clinch River will be following you and holding you up in prayer.
I look forward to hearing from you on the trail!