[at-l] Post Trail Sadness Disorder

hiker 317 hiker317 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 08:33:16 CST 2010

I wonder if those of us who are afflicted with the disorder were once the
instigators of silly plans like

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 9:41 PM, EHamilton <imagainst_the_wind at yahoo.com>wrote:

>  When it's the time of year that, last year, you were making your last
> preparations for starting your thru, when it's that time of year again and
> you're NOT starting another thru (and only did half of the one you intended
> to do)..... do you get sad? Do you buy trinkets that improve on the ones you
> actually took on the trail? A lighter penlight, instead of a headlamp? Do
> you spend hours on websites becoming familiar with gear you'll never get to
> use, at least not in the next few years? Do you decide at last that you can
> at least take your 7-yr-old granddaughter out on an overnight once in a
> while and wonder if that will do it for you, hiking and tenting a couple
> miles from home?
> My friend Patti "Jessie's Girl" from the AT is on a bus now headed for the
> Florida Trail. I'm so envious. I would have loved to go with her. I want to
> go hiking. We have 4+ feet of snow and I have no snoshoes but I want to go
> hiking. I want to hang up a hammock so it won't touch the snow, put a quilt
> under it so it won't touch the cold air, pitch a tarp over it so sleet won't
> cut my face, and sleep in the woods. I think I will. Make myself a hammock,
> traipse through the woods out back with my dog, set up my hammock, cook on
> the snow, and sleep out in the cold. I'll carry a warm bed for the dog. Or
> make her carry it.
> I want to go hiking.
> MacGyver
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