Hi. Well first post here but just quickly wanted to let he world know that I’m ok! The first few days were rough as my body and gear are still conditioning but things are getting better. First thing I’ve learned so far- pack weight is everything. It gets crazy. People go as far as to cutting their toothbrush in half to save weight but as its said – every ounce counts. I’ve sent some stuff home already myself and purchased some lighter gear. Secondly, it’s wonderful out here. Take the time, let the body get used to it, and enjoy the fun. There will be hard days no matter what. Another, Hike Your Own Hike. No matter what you wear, what gear you have or look like, everyone’s got their own story, are awesome but most of all there is no judgement. We’re all here on trail and on earth to accomplish our own goals. For us it’s just to complete the day and get closer to end. One step at a time
I miss home, friends and everything around it but as tough as a decision it was to do this, I’m glad I have the chance to do so. You don’t know what’s going to happen of you don’t even try. Whether I do the whole trail or not for some reason, it’s been a wonderful experience.
I’m taking a day off(zero day) in a few days to rest so I will post more then. Until then- trail on!
Thanks for your support all. The comments really help.