Sunday, May 9, 2010

"Return to Bear Country"

Years ago, when I told my mother I was going to hike the AT, she put her hands on my shoulders, leaned in, and exclaimed: "That is bear country!".  By "bear country", she meant the entire East Coast.  When I told her I was planning on hiking the PCT, she promptly dubbed the entire West Coast, "bear country".  (Apparently, flyover territory is bear-free.) The way my mother sees it, it's bear country, we just live in it.

Anyhow, this post is in tribute to my amazing mother.  Without her, I couldn't have hiked the AT.  And, I couldn't hike the PCT without her support either.

Happy Mother's Day to my mother, and mother's everywhere.

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