Lessons Learned from My First Solo Hiking Experience – BtR 089

Jerry recently took a solo trip to Choke Canyon State Park in Texas. A similarly planned trip had fallen through and he was determined to test his mettle on the trail, a trail, any trail.

Choke Canyon State Park is not a large park. Most people come for fishing or boating. The park does not have a single trail that is more than 3/4 of a mile. Jerry stitched them all together and created his own five or six mile loop, then hiked it twice.

Where there is a will there is a way. The trip was about testing out some new equipment, applying new skills, and having fun in the process. When the chance for a camping trip with the guys fell through, he found a way to create a solo hiking experience.

Pursuing your dreams in some ways is like solo hiking. 

Jerry's homemade hammock with bug netThis episode stitches together some of the video he shot while on his trip. While solo hiking, he ponders on lessons learned regarding pursuing your dreams. There will be a lot of resistence to what you want to accomplish. It is ultimately up to you to make the decision to move forward, have faith in your abilities, and enjoy the journey.

People will notice your success when you come back. They’ll notice the change and want to be a part of it. Others will continue to be the naysayer and the doubter. Jerry shares what you should do about those who continue to tell you want you can’t do.

“Don’t let somebody telling you how you can’t do your dream be why you don’t pursue your dream. Just do it!”

Links and Resources

BtR 067 – Eric Giuliani is Traveling Tall and Living His Dream

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