[at-l] Post Trail Sadness Disorder

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 09:53:06 CST 2010

I think the spirit of adventure is writ in the human DNA but in many or most
it gets squashed in childhood. Just my opinion.

Jim Bullard

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 9:33 AM, hiker 317 <hiker317 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I wonder if those of us who are afflicted with the disorder were once the
> instigators of silly plans like
> 'let's-put-some-dried-mammoth-meat-in-the-skin-boat-and-get-lost-on-the-really-big-lake'?
> 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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