Just booked a plane flight from Maine to California for mid-April, 2010. This sets in motion a cascade of events that will lead to my long distance backpack of the 2,656 mile Pacific Crest Trail. No sooner did I put the phone down that I felt dually stoked, first with the excitement of the Big Walk itself, and next as a sense that the next five months will be filled with purposeful activity as I march through trip preparation as well as slog through a raft of home maintenance tasks.
I just finished reading Lewis and Clark’s journals, where I found this uniquely relevant quote, which will be one of my main mantras in the coming year:
“I have always held it a crime to anticipate evils. I believe it a good comfortable road until I am compelled to believe differently… ” Meriwether Lewis, May 26, 1805.
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