Each year’s thru-hike poses unique challenges. Some year’s hikers may grapple with drought, or wildfires. This year? It looks like our biggest challenge will be snow.
“The future is dark, which is the best thing the future can be, I think.” – Virginia Woolf
Part of preparing for a six-month long-distance hike is clear necessity. What will I eat? What will I wear? Where will I sleep? There’s no way to strike out into the wilderness without planning for the rudimentary basics of survival.
Another huge part of planning, though, is just mitigating anxiety about things I don’t know, and the things I don’t know I don’t know. Continue reading