asdfghjkl is going to change how he thinks. (:
I did a section hike that put me on the trail for about a week. I loved it so much that I’ll be doing another section starting this Friday.
The main thing it did for me was it really re-established my connection to nature and in the long run to myself. I realized that the less you have the happier you are; & the less you have to stop you from doing what you want. I drank water from streams and swam in lakes, days consisted of just walking. My mind slowed down to the pace of the trail, I was able to think clearly like I haven’t been able to in years. I enjoyed the interactions I had with people… genuine people who cherish life and discovery more then all the materialistic shit people do now-a-days.
I think if you ever get a chance to do even a short hike you should, just leave all your electronics at home.
In a year or two I will seriously consider doing a full thru hike, probably not before I do the PC trail though.