Well I finally did something thats been on my mind for oh say, around 8-9 years (basically since I moved to the Valley from Nebraska all those years ago). I've been searching for a challenge in my life a lot lately, mostly due to the part of my lack of interest in what my daily life has consisted of and wanting to do something big. Very big. Like, 800 miles big. After putting this idea in my mind for the last several months and talking it over with those in my life that are close to me, as of now I'm officially throwing my hat into the Arizona Trail ring. Whew. Finally feels good to have that monkey of my back. Defying conventional wisdom and doing a Southbound autumn trek, I hope to experience the trail in a way and a season that most thru-hikers are unfamiliar with. That gives me around a year and a half to get my act (and life, for that matter) together.
No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength