So for the 5 people or whatever who read this blog, what’s up! Happy Christmahanakwanzika! I dig this holiday because it’s gigtime for musicians. Even for a year like this, where I have been making about 1% effort to network with people, I just moved back here (Philly) after 7 years, at least half of which I wasn’t playing at all, and it seems like there’s less work than ever, still had at least 2 gigs a week. Which is good because it took forever to get my acupuncture licenses (STILL don’t have certificate in hand but I at least have a number now, for PA anyway). Anyway have been spending a whole lot of time working towards that, buying Things and Stuff, so figured I’d try to schedule in a break from that by writing a bit about the PCT last year. I’m not going to do a daily blog from it at this point- I’ve lost whatever notes/pics I had when I smashed my phone about 2 hours after Mather Pass- but I’ll throw out some impressions and memories.
Also! I am looking forward to some adventures next year. I think I kinda need to keep having adventuretime in my life, both for health and restlessness reasons. This year is a super bad year for me to have adventuretime as I am opening a business (something I’ve never done before) in about 120 hours from now. This is also probably why I need adventuretime. I figured a couple shorter ones would be the way to go. Plus I did a horary astrology reading and it super said it was a great idea to go hiking in the desert this spring.
So in April I’m going to head out and do the AZT. Really been hearing a lot of great things about this trail. It sounds very organized. My body feels the best in the dry heat of the desert, it calms down my tendency to have water retention (also, I am a quasi-camel). If you didn’t read my last post, I did a section of the trail about 5 weeks ago. It was dope and cool to do it in the fall when I didn’t see many people (did run into a thru hiker and section hiker once). It sounds like I’ll be towards the end of the pack in the spring tho maybe catching up to them, whatever size pack there is. I’m aiming for a month which I really don’t think is a problem, I also don’t really plan to spend a lot of time in towns this trail apart from visiting with a friend in Tucson. At this point I also plan to skip the section I already did from Flagstaff to Tusayan bc as I just said, I already did it? Instead I think I’m going to do a little add on in Utah- Buckskin Gulch. MAYBE Antelope Canyon as well. Depends on finding a flight somehow for as little as possible using miles which I’m doing riiiiiiiiiiiiight now.
Okay I guess that’s all for now, folks. Look forward to desert funtime in a few months, short PCT ditties in the meantime, and a hike or two if I can find someone to give me a ride out of Philly.