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“It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before,
to test your limits,
to break through barriers.
And the day came
when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Decision made, starting to plan my thru hike of the Superior Hiking Trail next summer. 300+ miles in my favorite part of the country.
It started as a far off-someday-maybe-when-I-retire-bucket list item, about 5 years ago. Earlier this summer, I thought maybe I would do it in 5 years for a milestone birthday. Then I bumped it up to 2 years….you know, to not get too hasty about these things.
This week, I’m like “what on earth am I waiting for, next summer it is!”
Lots of learning going on over here, but I can’t think of a single reason not to go for it!
Stuff I’m currently trying to figure out:
-Hiking boots vs. trail runners (Avoiding black toenails, broken ankles and plantar fasciitis)
-Tent vs. Hammock (Both of my set ups weigh 2 lbs…so its really just preference I guess)
-Lightening the load. (no way am I carrying 42 lbs for 300 miles!)