The Life of Luxury
When I talk to family and friends about trail life, I’m often greeted with wide eyes or an “I could never do that” mentality.
And sure, we can all agree that living in the woods for six months isn’t an appealing lifestyle to everyone.
That being said, I feel a duty to dispel the myth that trail life means foregoing a life of modern conveniences because I think the trail does the exact opposite.
It removes the burden of modern inconveniences by bringing you face-to-face with yourself and all of the wicked shit you’re capable of.
I see no greater luxury in life than spending each day carrying the fact that you were brave enough to show up and keep trekking on.
We go without electricity and make up for it with campfires and friends. We grit through cold nights to wake up in the splendor of nature. We push our bodies and thank them each day.
If anything, we are living the life of luxury while looking at the rest of the world and thinking, “I could never do that.”
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