I woke up, sun streaming in my face and birds chirping outside. I lay there and imagined i was in my tent. Within minutes I was stealthily gathering my pack and sneaking out the door. I took a cab and was soon trotting across red clay earth in search of white blazes.
At a junction in a clearing I found them. I flung my arms wide--almost as wide as my smile--and swirled in a circle. Then I merged onto the path and never looked back.