Tag: thru hike

Saying Goodbye

I watched in the rearview mirror as Zach disappeared onto the trail, blinking the residual moisture out of my eyes. Leah was passed out on the passenger seat next to me, oblivious. I pointed Cecile’s tires back towards Gunnison. The half-hour drive went by painfully slowly, giving me all the time in the world to […]

Digging In; Physically and Mentally

Much to my surprise, I felt comfortable in the woods, more so than I had in the past six days. Must be something about whitewater that puts my mind back at ease. I wasn’t constantly worrying about snakes or bears or mountain lions. I wasn’t concerned about being alone. I finally felt adjusted and borderline confident.