Day 1,726 – Thankful for Impending Simplicity

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…”

Henry David Thoreau

Tomorrow is simplicity. Hike, carry gear and supplies, set up camp, eat, and sleep. Wake up, repeat.

Today was preparation, anticipation, transportation, and relaxation. Lunch at a state park. A short walk on the beach. Viewing Minnesota’s biggest waterfall. Only separated from Canada by a small creek. Looking across Lake Superior to see our destination in the distance. Now some chillaxing in the tent and then sleep.

Tomorrow? Simplicity… and I couldn’t be more excited.


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