We were born as a species on the move, not to be sedentary. And yet here we are sitting at desks, sitting in meetings, sitting inside.
The dream of a thru-hike exists for many as a way to escape - simplifying life to finding something more. It has been over 2 years since I last completed a full thru-hike and many consider that a lifetime. It is easy to forget that thru-hiking isn’t the answer to everyone’s questions. For other people, one thru-hike is enough and for others thru-hiking is not on their list of to-dos in their lifetime.
I think I speak for a lot of us, especially if you’re subscribed to this email list, when you get the long distance hiking bug… it is hard to stop. You start changing your life to fit around the thru-hiking lifestyle. You will do everything in your power to get back to the trail, literally everything. This may include: working multiple jobs, living wherever rent is cheap or free, buying or reselling used gear, and many other cost saving and revenue generating methods. Every extra minute not spent working or saving is time wasted in this mindset.