Wednesday, April 18, 2012

when it's time for leavin, I hope you understand...

Well, I am off. I spent over 12 hour yesterday making my way from the comforts of Nor*Cal and the Bay Area down to sunny San Diego. I took a bus, then a train, then a bus, then another train. I was able to arrive just in time to get some shrimp and chowda for dinner at Anthony's little restaurant on the harbor. Today I will be running a few errands before meeting up with Scout and Frodo, two very kind Trail Angels that open their home to hikers all season long in order to make it a little less stressful for us hikers traveling from a far to start out hikes. Starting in a few hours I'll be surrounded by people who are passionate about hiking and more importantly the PCT. I finally will start meeting in person some of the hikers I have been communicating with for a half year now while preparing for this little walk.So it's finally all happening, and I will be on the trail first thing tomorrow morning...I am finally getting excited...not that I haven't been excited, but with all the change, moving, ending a long term relationship, the last month has been pretty stressful and trying. I have done my best to keep my head up and stay tough, and I have had my weak moments, but I am fortunate for my family being so supportive, and my friends, some old, some new, helping me find a comfort in being me again, and that I what I am doing is admirable. For a while it has felt like everyone is more exited for me than I am for myself. Well, now I finally able to mentally relax, and breath and take it in...Thank each and every one of you for the support and for following me along the way so far, it's about to get fun....

Until next time ~



  1. K.R,
    I am SOOO Happy for you! I think what your doing isn't just admirable but AMAZING in a very life changing way.
    Don't forget the little people back here in the 100 acre wood,we will be missing you.

  2. Hey Kris! I'm very happy and excited for you. Please post photos whenever you can--a homebody like me can live vicariously through you. I'm hoping for the very best for you!
    Lynne (and Phil, Molly & Ruby-Roo)

  3. kristo that was deep and i soooo happy to know that your clear in the head for once! your motivation and comitment inspires me to push forward with myself, mind and ideas. i wish the best and ill see you when i see you. one love brotha!

    dont really know where i should be
    but where ever i am thats the place to be!
    -bouncing souls