OUT OF THE WILDERNESS

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today I only had to walk 15 miles to Abol Bridge, the end of the 100 mile wilderness. I stepped onto a dusty road transverse by logging trucks and rafting trailers. I walked alone today and I drifted to a time when I hiked my first as a Stockader at Folcroft Union Church. I began singing our theme song and motto, Bright and Keen for Christ.
tomorrow I hike ten miles to the Birches at the foot of the big mountain.
I promise to add pics and details as soon as possible. I am now sitting in the corner of camp store pecking out some minimal notes on my little phone. I am more emotional, more sore, and closer to God and man then I have ever been. I still grieve, I still walk.

14 thoughts on “OUT OF THE WILDERNESS

      1. Please check out my video on you tube.com. just search for Andy Davidson thru hiking thru life. its in 3 parts and lasts about an hour. it will make you laugh and make you think. Regards, Andy

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  1. The closer it gets, the slower time goes! But you are doing awesome! Can’t believe I’ll see you in a few days! What an accomplishment! ā¤ļøšŸ˜ŽšŸ˜ŽšŸ’“

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  2. Sending love and prayers for the end of your journey – what any awesome thing you have experienced – thanks for sharing with all of us!

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  3. Little Andy, I am sobbing with pride. Thank you for your faithful posts. They have been funny, gut wrenching, nauseating , inspirational and always impactful. I wish I could be there to see you come off the trail.

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