“I was going to do this hike by myself because there are not many hikers in Kentucky who like to do long trails and can take the time off. Then, my friend, Jan, said she would do it with me. This is a warm-up for the Continental Divide Trail I’d like to do next summer.
I sell real-estate, and I have the opportunity at work to sell 40 houses over the next three years. So, do I quit my job and give up the income from 40 houses, or do I retire and hike the CDT? This trip has almost convinced me to retire.”