Hike with Me: Idaho Centennial Trail Owyhee
Hike along with Jeanne on a solo backpacking adventure. Experience the beginning of the Idaho Centennial Trail from the Nevada border to the small town of Hammett. The book includes over 180 full color pictures. More
Hike along with Jeanne on a solo backpacking adventure. Experience the beginning of the Idaho Centennial Trail from the Nevada border to the small town of Hammett.
The book includes over 180 full color pictures.
"I walked down a highway that rolled just enough to prevent me from seeing very far in the distance, with wind trying to blow me directly back the way I came, and trucks roaring by with their own eddies of wind and dust to contribute.
And I thought about my goal for the hike.
I wanted to hike 100 miles.
Because it would be cool. It was a good number, a round number. But it was also arbitrary. Sure, there were sections of the ICT that would require 100 miles of me, and this was a safer section to practice that. And 100 miles would be a nice chunk out of the 900 miles I am planning to travel over the next decade or so. But the end point of 100 miles was a crossroads that might not be accessible by car, and I knew that even if I could push my body to complete the 100 miles, it would take just about all that I had.
So what was the purpose of the hike? The real purpose, not the arbitrary, cool-sounding sound bite of a goal.
I was out there, in the blazing sun, dirty, sweaty and in pain, to learn."
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