Dozing polar bear, Indianapolis Zoo

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Why not?

I have an affinity for people who make epic journeys for no particular reason other than "it was there." I have a long-term goal myself to thru-hike a long-distance trail -- either the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, or the Pacific Crest Trail. (I'm section-hiking the PCT in Oregon, so it probably will be one of the other two.) Though it may seem patently silly to hike, bike, run, ski or swim an outrageous distance just to do it, I can't help but feel that, like art, sometimes an epic journey ought to be undertaken for its own sake.

That's why I'm following this guy.

Piranhas, toothpick fish and a tidal bore called the pororoca are upcoming obstacles. Yikes.

1 comment:

JLB said...

I have an affinity for people who make epic journeys for no particular reason other than "it was there."

I totally hear ya. ;)