I’ve been quite pleased with myself (“chuffed”, as they say) in my ongoing day dreams. People pretend to be quite impressed by my experience and plans for the Camino in Spain, and I enjoy that. However, I recently learned about an acquaintance who is now on a SERIOUS walk that puts my plans to shame.
Her adventure goes above and beyond “an inconvenience rightly considered.”[See notes and quotes from G.K. Chesterton at bottom of page.]
Porsche (her newly acquired trail name) is currently on the Pacific Crest Trail, a couple of weeks into a 4000-km hike from the Mexican border to Manning Park, BC. By herself. Carrying all the necessary camping gear and water for about a week at a time in between provisioning stops. No pilgrim menu with vino tinto at the end of every day. No bed bugs, either, but plenty of other critters, I expect.
I’ve read Wild by Cheryl Strayed, which was fascinating, if puzzling at times. (HOW could she be SO naïve and unprepared?)
My friend seems very well prepared, but she has a daunting 5-month project ahead. Follow her blog A Walk on the Wild Side and cheer her on!
“Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.”
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered
-G.K. Chesterton, English author & mystery novelist (1874 – 1936)