I’ve managed to extend the Gift of Time for over six months.
Six months of seeing friends, meeting people I’ve known online in person and meeting all kinds of fascinating people.
And, of course, the many outstanding natural wonders experienced over the months.
Due to various presentations in Colorado, weather back East, and family members moving back to Rhode Island, I modified my trip quite a bit.
My Southern Tier Road Trip has become more of a Four Corners Exploratory Jaunt. The weather at this time of the year is ideal. And there is so much to see!
But soon the weather will warm up a bit too much. And the snowpack, even in this lower snow year, will be too high in the Rockies.
Time to head back East starting in May once I give another presentation.
My East Coast travels will, probably, be more social. Many people to see and catch up with that I have not seen for far too long.
I then plan on heading out West again for a talk I have in late June followed by some guiding for Andrew Skurka. After that? In the works is a possible extended backpacking trip for July and to the end of August. Or maybe not. 😉
And then my sabbatical will be complete. Time to go back to work after almost a year of hiking, backpacking, camping, and enjoying the gift of time. And that is not a joke. TBD what form that work may take, however! 🙂