I haven't posted on a forum in at least 5 years so I apologize if I'm screwing this up, that said I like forums way more than social media. Anyhow or who, I'm from Columbus, Ohio. I enjoy hiking, attempted the PCT last year but got sick and had to drop off- I shall return in due time...I fell in love with that damn trail and I will return ! That said, I'm currently working warehouse jobs to fund a go at the Appalachian Trail in 2021 - that's if the plague doesn't screw everything up. After lurking through these forums, I've come to the realization that the lifestyle of a thru-hiker can mirror certain aspects of those who hop trains,squat,etc. - be it gear, hitching, constantly meeting new people, or just a shared open philosophy on the many ways freedom can be defined. I'm sure they're many other aspects but the hour is late and I just wanted to stop in and say hey. I appreciate a good story. I like watching documentaries. I've been on a kick learning about the depression and the dust bowl era lately. Love me some Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie. Robert Johnson,etc.... love me some R.E.M. ,Patty Griffin, Natalie Merchant,etc. Anyhow, figured I'd say hey and nice to meet you and wish you all the best.