Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What's Next?

With two months left at the Gulf Hagas, people are starting to ask me, What's Next.

Wished I knew!
One thing for sure, this has been the most eye opening job I've ever had.

Dealing with the public in what many consider a dream job, I've learned there are so many ways of doing any particular thing, one never quits learning.
I meet people from around the world hiking the "100 Mile Wilderness." Thru hikers, both north and south bound, day hikers who've never walked through the woods before, babies, dogs, crew maintainers, fishermen, on a daily basis I see a good sample of all of these particular groups.

Sometimes they'll see me walking to work, mug in one hand, day pack and one hiking pole, in flip flops or water shoes, ready to cross the same West Pleasant river multiple times.

Pretty amazing, this study of self as well. Turns out I love to write and would rather do it directly on my hard drive than transcribe pen and paper illegible scratchings made on the fly.

So what's next? Any ideas?


  1. Come visit me for a week and explore Alabama!

    1. That sounds like fun, Flo! Long ways south, about you come camp at the Hagas for a month with me?

  2. I wouldn't dare "tell" you what to do next. but I think I can ask some questions to help you. a) need to be employed?
    b) local, regional?
    c) in USA? international?
    d) work? travel? work and travel?
    e) writing more books?
    f) mountains, ocean, plains, desert?
    g) long hike?
    h) visit friends/relatives?

    I think if you make a list and prioritize what is your A choice? B choice? C choice? and so on, something will crystallize for you.

    blessings and good luck

    1. Good list, Ron, how to prioritize, though?
      I'm writing: Of Moose and Men, the Maine Ridgerunner. Seems that needs to happen this fall, but where?
      Visit friends and family, definitely, but that did happen this spring. Wonder if they want a rehash of all that?

      thanks for your comments, it certainly puts it in a nutshell.

  3. Love to go a month but not enough vacation left for this year.