I had every intention to leave today, but last night I had trouble sleeping. Elevated heart rate, rushing thoughts…I just couldn’t sleep right. This happens when I am exhausted. You’d think I would sleep well when I’m totally knackered. But no. I took this as a sign that I should take today off too.
At the El Paso International Hostel here, I have been sharing a dorm room with Josh Gregory, a long distance hiker who has been on the road for 11 months, and has completed the famous Appalachian Trail. He inspired me with his light load in his backpack, and I learned much from his comments on his style of travel.