With this new pink moon, some very new notions.
Last night I found myself at a free REI lecture about the Appalachian Trail. Your usual cast of New York City characters were predictably in attendance. The most boiled down information via Powerpoint. At the very least I felt further inspired (if not further informed). I have been reading so much about thru hiking these last weeks but actually hearing from someone who did it and fell in love with the experience was good for my soul and helps to solidify a reality that this is something I could actually plan to do. The fact remains that I would need to wait a year to get my act together and sort practical matters. I have never planned something so far in advance and wonder if my momentum will remain.
In the meantime my wanderlust has been reignited and I found myself, again, returning to a note I wrote to myself weeks ago to investigate Mount Kilimanjaro. Some emails have been sent, I’m already narrowing down preferred routes. Who knows?
These things aren’t free and neither is my time. But it feels so good to have an adventure taking shape in the near or distant future (or both).