“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote." - Melville
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Well, everyone warned me...and I didn't believe them. I was told that once spring started to inch its way closer, I would inevitably come down with what is known as "springer fever". Springer fever can be defined as: "The overpowering urge to get outdoors and get hiking. Specifically, to go back to Georgia's Springer Mountain and thru-hike the Appalachian Trail again." Sure enough, even after how miserable I was at the end of my hike last year....here I sit, and all I can think about is how badly I want to get out there and hike again. I keep reading all of these trailjournals for people that are prepping for their thru-hikes this year and it makes me jealous and miss it even more. It really is in my blood now, and I don't think it will ever go away. This is my first bout of Springer Fever, but I'm positive, not my last.
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