DERICK LUGO aka MR. FABULOUS GEAR & WISDOMS

 
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As much as you think during the time that you’re doing it, that it’s not amazing – it’s not extraordinary.  When you’re done with it, you did something magical.
— DERICK LUGO

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WISDOMS
 

THRU HIKING

• The first day I did eight (miles) and second day I did eight.  So for it, was a five to six month activity, not a five to six day activity.  I didn’t want to hurt myself.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to adjust.

• The people change it for me.  The hikers, the small towns that I hit, hiker friendly towns, trail magic,
trail angels.  All that changed my mindset.   I went into it thinking it was just a hike. 
That I was going to go…hike Georgia to Maine.  Nothing matters.  I’m just going to go – march on.  
But then those lovely people had to change things.

• It started off as a challenge and ended up being the most amazing experience I’ve ever had.

• The word love is one thing that I use a lot more than I did before I thru hiked.

• I realized early on that the best thing you can give people that are giving you trail magic is to tell them your story.  Tell them your experience.

• I learned everything about hiking, camping the first two days - what I needed to get me going.

• I remember that day like it was yesterday.  And there was a hiker, I looked over at him and I was like
“I don’t know how I’m going to do this” and he was like “One step at a time.”  He made it that simple.

• As much as you think during the time that you’re doing it, that it’s not amazing – it’s not extraordinary.  When you’re done with it, you did something magical.

 
 
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