1. Karen Jensen
    Karen Jensen April 14, 2015 at 11:38 am

    What do you write in your journal? Why keep one? I used to keep journals, all through childhood and early in adulthood, then adult life got too busy. But many people keep them; I wonder what they write. I find I have nothing to say any more. You don’t read outdoorsy stuff, but do you write outdoorsy stuff in the journal?

  2. Bill
    Bill April 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I need to try hiking before breakfast and see how that goes. Once I get packed up and on the trail, I’m not one for stopping often. My lunch stop is usually 30 min unless it is a really nice spot.

    I did keep a journal when I did the Tahoe Yosemite trail, but not on the JMT. I regret that. Perhaps I should write down what I remember from the trip while I still can. It has been 4 years now.

    Thanks for the reminder to experiment with what has become routine for me.

  3. Keith
    Keith April 14, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    With a Kindle PaperWhite or Journey, you can take a boat load of books to read.
    I have your book and a couple of other JMT classics.
    As a pastor, I also have several good devotional reads on the Kindle.
    I may even read some esoteric theological works at night until I go to sleep.
    My schedule is similar to yours but I eat a hot instant oat meal breakfast then hike.
    I may take a little shorter break at lunch cause I like to end the day as early as possible.
    Every has to find their sweet spot, so to speak. My daughter and her mother in law like to be lazy in the morning and hike later. Not what I prefer, but will do it without complaining due to the good company.
    Love to go alone and love to take people with me. Try to enjoy the best of both worlds.
    I write in my journal things like times I get up and on the trail and off the trail. key points of interest. special thoughts and experiences during the day.
    Some times I write out prayers. Usually I find myself singing a song in my mind and heart and I write it out to remember it with the place and time.
    The Golden Staircase is always good to have finished. Everything is hard while you are doing it and easy once you have done it.
    I appreciate your posts.


    Pastor Keith

  4. larry
    larry April 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Nap….I like it!

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