I am sending out these postcards I made to the bazillion awesome folks that helped out along the way. I hope I don’t forget anybody!
In collecting address and whatnot, I reconnected with lots of my hiking friends, and chatted with Wired on the phone. It’s been super cool to have lots of emails in my inbox from “my people”. I still think of the trail every single day.
I find it difficult to process and internalize in a succinct way. Probably because I am a visual artist, I process in a more abstract way and can not pinpoint its meaning with particular words. Not very well anyhow.
Been reading “No Way” Ray Echols’s A thru-Hiker’s Heart, which I won at the ADZPCTKO gear contest. Some of the ways he writes about the experience really resonate in a meaningful way. I need to send his widow, “Stone Dancer” a thank-you.
I’m getting a bunch of CDT (Continental Divide Trail) info and books for Christmas. Perhaps the seed is planted for the next adventure. Well, actually the next adventure is that I get to go to the arctic on an ice-breaking tall ship with a handful of international artists and scientists on the Arctic Circle residency, going north from Spitsbergen, Norway. How cool is that? Good thing I got all that snow and ice experience in the Sierras!!!