Close to Myself

hopearellanoblog2016Trail Journal… My writing won’t be so much about “the Trail”. So far, this is our first week. This past week for me personally has meant a lot. We’ve all worked so hard. On Thursday we spent 8 hours working in the pouring rain and on our lunch break, we built a tarp shelter. All of us sat under it and huddled for warmth, in that moment I felt close to myself and the people around me. We’ve spent every day this week hiking through the same forest/mountains with 10-13 tools and huge water containers: digging drains and moving dead trees. But at the end of every day we went home and did our chores together.

After the day of working in the rain, we were all making dinner and lunch for the next work day in the kitchen tent. I looked around and everyone was smiling and laughing. It was beautiful for such a bad day. I think we all came out feeling stronger having gotten through the cold and wet day. Anyways, it’s been great so far, and I can’t wait to see what our crew does together next!

Hope, Yellow Crew, Spring 2016

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