American Perimeter Trail Project

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  1. Absolute Zero

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    So this guy from Bend, Oregon, having already completed the PCT, CDT, and AT in his 20's, is in the middle of a crazy yet amazing hike around the perimeter of the US, in many spots, mapping it out as he goes. 12,000ish miles!! Many areas where no actual trail exists...

    https://www.bendbulletin.com/outdoo...cle_4fe92626-3347-11ea-aac3-57e9983ad061.html


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    https://backtothepack.weebly.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/ruegoesbacktothepack/?ref=py_c
     
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    That is ambitious!
     
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    Hike, Forrest, hike!
     
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    It didn't say what his time frame was for his hike. I checked out his facebook page and he started in late July. Imagine being free like that. This speaks to my soul.


    But at the same time it seems the difference between being a hiker and being homeless is a social media presence.
     
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    lol

    pretty much

    but there is voluntary homelessness which is an "adventurer" and then we have the non voluntary homelessness.
     
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    Exactly, I am turning 55 in a couple months, have spent 27 years behind a desk in an office, plus 3 years before that during a very demanding post grad education. Now I am watching all these hiking videos and this guy and thinking, I gotta get out of here! These guys have it figured out.

    My "Hiker Trash" thread didn't get much action. But it was not intended as a derogatory thing, the term is complimentary in my book. These folks intentionally lower their standard of living, work seasonal or odd jobs, cut costs on the trail, etc. so they can do something they love. Pretty awesome.
     
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    The thread was entertaining, I just didnt have much to add
     
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    A few years ago I did the same thing, realizing that the great outdoors is an amazing place and I was living in a place where it was readily accessible and flat out missing out on that wonder. I suddenly had, not a desire, but a need to spend time outdoors.

    If I was 18 again my life would turn out very different.
     
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    Isn't it crazy how long it takes to gather a lot of the critical knowledge and wisdom needed to navigate through life?

    Reminds me of this song...

     
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    Yes it is. I often wonder if I have all, or even most of that knowledge at 45. I haven't ever really listened to the words for that song but its spot on.

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