Since hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014, discovery continues. I chose to return to the life I left with greater thirst for life. I continue to hike and seek to share with others in the simple life I found.
I've gotten also into Amateur Radio since then and love to make contacts while out hiking.
TRAIN still comes around every now and then. When he shows up, I savor what he shares, especially when things get down and rough on a hike...
I wasn't planing on going this far but I am glad I did. It refreshed my sense of being out where few people dare go. This sign post is between Mill Creek Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon in a rather remote spot. Those who do go there set their mind to it even during the summer. The snow here is several days old and crusty which didn't bother me like it normally does. The crunch refreshed each step to keep going. I saw tracks of deer and squirls, a fox is in the area too. I looked down to the valley remembering life is just this. Packed with moments of pure extacy and a lot of blah. The rugedness of the terain around me catches me by surprise every time I journey this high. The trail I use sweeps around and over a few inches wide at times while the lower end is well marked the top end you need to know where you are going (and not be afraid to look down a steep slope).