PCT communication with family and friends

Being on the PCT there’s a lot of time to think and without cell phone reception there are moments of intense loneliness. I have sought this out, and yet at times i still crave communication. as a result I have begun writing on my 8 1/2 x 11 color printed topo maps from Halfmile’s website and in town i am sending these trail notes to special people in my life. I am also trying to include a personal note of thanks and a little pressed flower from that days hike. in return i am asking these people to send me a map of their day. I like the physical presence and aesthetics of these maps and look forward to receiving my friends’ maps of their “journeys” in the mail. There is nothing sweeter to me at this moment in time than the anticipation of giving and receiving this communication.

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