Back in the rush of life here in Idaho, trying to steal a few minutes to reflect on the world that has made up my last 5 months. I was such a different person pushing off from Campo Ca, at the Mexican border.
I have changed physically, (lost 30 lbs) mentally and emotionally. I have a far more deep and abiding appreciation for food, friends, family and the natural world. I feel any expectations I may have had for this experience were either met or exceeded.
The final day, pushing through the steep terrain, which is all of Northern Washington, I hiked 32 to miles to reach Manning Park BC and the end. One may ask if there is some overwhelming epiphany I carried off the trail and into my life; I’ll get back to you on that. I can tell you that for me, the true value is not what found on the trail but rather what I left. More about that later although I think most of you already know. Thanks to all of you for your awesome support and comments along the way, in no small way it helped to lighten the load in the most difficult of times,
Signing off “The Ladies Man”!