Realistically, I know that I will be hiking the AT in about 3 months, but it still feels like something that will happen in an abstract future.
I guess because I’m focusing on my classes and graduation I haven’t had a lot of time to think about the adventure that is waiting for me this summer. I’m still doing planning, but it doesn’t seem real in a way. Then again, it probably won’t seem real until I’m actually on the trail!
I wonder how other people felt in the time leading up to their first thru-hike. But it probably varies from person to person. I’ll have to reach out to some people and ask!
But when I do really think about it, I feel excitement
with a few nerves. I can’t wait to get out there!