I’m Leavin’ On A Jet Plane

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.

Sent from my iPod

About tjamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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