May 6, 2016
The time I've been awaiting since last getting off the trail in 2014 is finally here! It was a rough time through all those months on the trail, and I thought that I had sworn off hiking forever. But once I returned to the "real world," I quickly missed the richness of life that I was immersed in daily along the trail. And so, here I am again on the Pacific Crest Trail, yearning to visit places that I haven't seen and eagerly delving into the lessons that are already starting to unfold.
|Millie, Bob Riess's "princess," visited me often in my room.|
|At the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail, near the Mexican border.|
|Posing with Bob Riess.|
|A woman from the Netherlands peeking through the fence at Mexico.|
But now I have so much joy again and more appreciation for the hike than ever before. I'm a bird released from the cage! I am tasting some freedom once again!