Hey kids: pre- hike thoughts.

I met a few of my nieces’ friends tonight.

Two out of three asked me why I was doing this hike alone? The common questions were:

Won’t you be lonely?

Aren’t you scared?

Let’s combine the answer to both of these into one:


I would have loved to be planning/taking this trip with Robert. Or my Siblings. Or any other friend that I don’t mind being stinky and cranky with.

But I’m not.

I never planned to take this hike with someone.

I love all of my friends. Really. I do. But I don’t think we would want to be with each other that entire time.

It’s 2200 miles. Roughly.

Probably 2300 miles with the way I navigate.

I’m not scared of being lonely. I’ve always been a bit of a loner. Especially when it comes to my wild ideas of doing things against the norm.

The thing I am worried about most is:

Well it’s tied between pooping in the woods and hitching. Yes Mom, I’m worried about hitchhiking.

But it’s going to be a reality. It’ll be part of my life.

Published by Victoria

Hello! I'm a so-so photographer, okay writer, former 911 telecommunicator and world's best Aunt. Closing in on 40, I find myself at a point in my life where I have no idea what I want to do next. I'm currently spending summer 2021 in Texas with my boyfriend, Robert and helping him start building a plane before he goes back to Antarctica in August.

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