A Quote for Day Hikers
Last weekend at Trail Days, my hiking self confidence wanned a bit. Surrounded by all the thru-hikers and listening to their tales (or their songs) about their journeys and months long perseverance made my adventures and my love for the trail feel measly and unimportant.
So midway through the day when a man who had thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail eight times (I think it might have been Baltimore Jack!) asked me if I was currently on a thru hike, I bashfully admitted, “No, I’m mainly just a day hiker.”
“Don’t ever say just a day-hiker, darling. All thru-hikers were once day hikers,” he said, “And all thru-hikers will one day be day hikers again.”
I like that.