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I’ve learned a lot about myself and the world after backpacking 8,000 miles.  But, if there is one thing I’ve learned about life from my time hiking it’s the obvious comparisons between the two when it comes to happiness.

In backpacking you bring as little you can to make it easier to hike and therefore the happier you are. In life people carry too many burdens whether it be money, sex, gambeling, drugs, or whatever it may be.

So, in my opinion,  be it life or hiking, go light it’s worth it.

Quote of the day:

“Wander a whole summer if you can. Thousands of God’s blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted. If you are business-tangled and so burdened by duty that only weeks can be got out of the heavy laden year, give a month at least. The time will not be taken from the sum of life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.” -John Muir

Posted: August 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm





  • Floweasy!

    This post is filled with deep wisdom! If only more people could realize that by going light in everything they do, they will release a weight from their mind, body and soul that will allow them to follow their dreams and accomplish what ever they set the heart to. As you said, not only do we carry heavy burdens in material things, we also are carrying heavy burdens emotionally. This is probably THE most important way to go light. Spend some time reflecting on those thoughts and patterns that no longer (or never did) serve you in life, and allow them to melt away. Find the path in life that does not feel like you are slogging through quick sand!

    Awesome post! Thank you for reminding us!
    ~Nuthatch

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  • Redman says:

    Hey Flow!

    Man, it has been harder than I imagined trying to readjust back into what people refer to as “real life.” (As far as I’m concerned, hiking the trail felt more like real life than “real life” ever has. Ha!)…anyways, Reading posts like this as well as reading Nuthatch and Sea Otter’s blog has really helped me to remember everything I learned on the trail and apply it to my daily life. It is definitely easier to go light in life! Thanks for the wisdom! Hope to see you soon and congrats on your CDT plans. Let me know what I can do to help. I’ll def have to send some magic your way.
    Take care!
    Redman

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  • Eric says:

    Darn it! I thought you’d still be hiking. Sorry, I should have checked your blog sooner to keep up with the updates. Looks like I missed out on the opportunity to wish you well during the hike. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to send you any trail magic.

    Glad you made it through the AT again, MK. You doing your ultramarathon next?

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    flyn b

    August 27th

    unfortunatel there are circumstances when one cannot go and wander and achieve peace-so if you can do it-do it

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    August 30th

    Floweasy!

    This post is filled with deep wisdom! If only more people could realize that by going light in everything they do, they will release a weight from their mind, body and soul that will allow them to follow their dreams and accomplish what ever they set the heart to. As you said, not only do we carry heavy burdens in material things, we also are carrying heavy burdens emotionally. This is probably THE most important way to go light. Spend some time reflecting on those thoughts and patterns that no longer (or never did) serve you in life, and allow them to melt away. Find the path in life that does not feel like you are slogging through quick sand!

    Awesome post! Thank you for reminding us!
    ~Nuthatch

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    Redman

    September 3rd

    Hey Flow!

    Man, it has been harder than I imagined trying to readjust back into what people refer to as “real life.” (As far as I’m concerned, hiking the trail felt more like real life than “real life” ever has. Ha!)…anyways, Reading posts like this as well as reading Nuthatch and Sea Otter’s blog has really helped me to remember everything I learned on the trail and apply it to my daily life. It is definitely easier to go light in life! Thanks for the wisdom! Hope to see you soon and congrats on your CDT plans. Let me know what I can do to help. I’ll def have to send some magic your way.
    Take care!
    Redman

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    Eric

    September 20th

    Darn it! I thought you’d still be hiking. Sorry, I should have checked your blog sooner to keep up with the updates. Looks like I missed out on the opportunity to wish you well during the hike. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to send you any trail magic.

    Glad you made it through the AT again, MK. You doing your ultramarathon next?

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