Happy Friday Watchers!
I’m leaving this afternoon for a backpacking trip with my friend Simon Fraser. We’ll stay in Columbia tonight and then wake up early tomorrow to head to Gorges State Park in NC. 🏕🏔
From there we’ll hike a 19-mile loop, spending the night Saturday at a small campsite by a stream about 10 miles in. I’ve done this trip once before with my sister, and it’s brutal. You climb about 4,000 ft and there’s a point along the trail where it feels like you’re doing all of that at once. The forecast is also calling for rain and storms with lows in the 30s at night. 🌧❄️⛈❄️🌧
I can’t wait.
Backpacking has always been the ultimate way to reset for me. ♻️ It gives you perspective. When you’re 8 miles in, drenched in sweat and your feet are killing you it’s impossible to care about deadlines at your company or how little you have saved for retirement. 😬
I want to make more time this year to be outdoors. What helps you reset?
Cheers from Charleston ✌️