Today I began my long walk north to Canada. Hiking these first miles through the forest has already heightened my senses and triggered waves of emotion.
I hiked with intention, concentrating on each step taken, grateful that my body is still able to carry me and all I need to survive on my back.
Thoughts turned to my hiking partners from Peak For Parkinson’s 2010, when I hiked this stretch with Dick Curran (who lives with PD) and several of his family members. They were a fun and positive group and I missed their company today.
Looking forward to some pleasant weather down here in the south while I adjust to trail life.
Happy to be in the mountains again.
Off I go: