[at-l] Post Trail Sadness Disorder
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.
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
> 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.
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