Hiking Log - Love of his life

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

This is part 20 of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here.  Each new edition includes a quote from a hiker, along with this writer's insight into what the person might have meant. Your interpretation may be different!

 

Following is my selection of this week's thoughts of a hiker.

 


 

12-23-18

Took a hike alone to spend some time reflecting on the love of my life!  Hope to bring her back to this spot and show her this entry. What a beautiful spot. Almost as beautiful as she is.

 


 

Log Retrieval

 

For the last several years, my husband and I took an annual hike down the Appalachian Trail until we reached the box that keeps our trail log safe. Yesterday was 2018 log-retrieval day, and sometime in mid-morning we took off on our "mission."

 

Hiking Log - Love of his lifeThe trail log is located a brisk hour's walk from the road where we park. The first part of this trail section tends to be a bit wet, so someone installed a bunch of 2x4s to make the walking a bit easier. But once past that, most of the trail is very hilly and rocky. The first part of the walk is definitely uphill, then flat, then a bit more uphill until we arrive at the actual box (pictured in the photo on the right).

 

 

Is the trail log there?

 

There is always a bit of trepidation when opening the cover of the box. Did someone take the book? Was it ruined with rain? But I opened the lid and luckily found the 2018 trail log intact. It was still in the plastic bag with the same pens we left a year ago. Happy as could be, I sat down and read a few entries, starting at the end of the log since it was opened to that page.

 

Featured Hiker

Hiking Log - Love of his lifeAnd one of the first entries I read is the quote featured here. This person took at least a few hours to do a hike on this late December day.

 

As is often the case with hikers, reflection is the perfect use of brain space during a hike, especially when hiking alone. This hiker was thinking of the love of his life. Because this was written only a few days before Christmas, I wondered if perhaps he was planning to propose to her on Christmas day. And when he said "Hope to bring her back to this spot," I thought he might have been wondering whether she would say "yes." If yes, he'd be back with her, and if no, he wouldn't. 

 

So I had a brief dilemma. Should I leave the 2018 log in the box? If he did return with his love, and he went to show her the entry, it would still be there. But I quickly came up with a better idea. I took the page with his entry out of the 2018 log book, and I carefully placed it in the back of the 2019 log book, where it should stay safe, ready for his return.

 

Come back, hiker, come back.

 

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

 

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Broker, CBR®

Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904

 

email: kat@thehousekat.com

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Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Kat.  I hope he comes back and brings his love to see this entry.

Jan 05, 2019 05:48 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Kat. This is such a lovely thing you have done. I guess we may never know as you are moving.

Jan 05, 2019 06:07 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
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I hope he does also Gabe Sanders !

Good morning Sheila Anderson - thank you for your comments! Actually, we have made arrangements with friends to take over our log book when we go. So we are going to have a "switch-over" hike before we leave and they will put their new book in, and we will take the 2019 book out. :-) So we will know if this hiker returned!

Jan 05, 2019 06:11 AM #7
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kat - that is a touching story.  I hope you will give us a report later on when you come by the log again.

Jan 05, 2019 07:02 AM #8
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kat Palmiotti - I never realized it was you who supplied that log.  What a great idea and I am glad you share some of the written thoughts with us.  You did have a dillema and I hope the hiker does check the back of the 2019 log!  

Jan 05, 2019 08:46 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kat,

Interesting quote, and I hope she accepts.  On our honeymoon, Ron insisted we go to Switzerland to Lake Lucerne.  He had been there with this parents, and promised himself he would bring his wife there for their honeymoon.  Seven years later, he did and I loved it. A

Jan 05, 2019 11:03 AM #10
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Oh I hope she says yes! How sweet.

Jan 05, 2019 02:43 PM #11
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Kathy Streib
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Kat-we are all waiting with bated breath!!!   I love reading your hiking log posts!!!  

Jan 05, 2019 04:20 PM #12
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Kat Palmiotti
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Grant Schneider - I will definitely look for an update the next time we are there.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - The first time we passed this box, we thought, wow, what a shame that there's nothing in there, I wonder what would happen if we left a notebook. Would anyone write in it? We were so surprised when we stopped by to pick up the first one. What a treasure.

Jan 05, 2019 04:25 PM #13
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Kat Palmiotti
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - What a wonderful story! I have never been to Switzerland, but I can imagine how amazing that area was. 

Candice A. Donofrio - Oh my, how could this lady say no to such a romantic man?

 

Jan 05, 2019 04:26 PM #14
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Kat Palmiotti
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Kathy Streib - I am waiting with bated breath also! I can't wait until we go get the next (and last) trail log....

Jan 05, 2019 04:27 PM #15
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kat,  Be interesting how it turns out, you must let us know for sure about this.

 

Jan 06, 2019 05:25 PM #16
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Hoping that there is the "honeymoon meeting" when they both return....such romance !

Jan 08, 2019 05:02 AM #17
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Kat Palmiotti - My brain and my heart are going in rapid succession! I can't wait to find out how it ends or actually begins! Your Hiking Log series will make a great book one day. I already have visions of a Movie! The whole movie could revolve around the characters who hopefully did fall in love and promised they would spend the rest of their lives together all because of this one entry. 

Please continue! I can't wait!!!

Jan 08, 2019 07:21 AM #18
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Kat Palmiotti
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Will Hamm - I will let you know!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - I hope so also, and speaking of love, the next version of the series has a neat story also...

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I love your vision of a love story that starts with these words... That would be a great movie.

Jan 08, 2019 12:02 PM #19
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Peter den Boer
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Kat Palmiotti , I know I have said this before, but your hikers log posts are some of my favorites! Thanks for the great blogs!

Jan 10, 2019 05:10 AM #20
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kat,
What a lovely surprise to discover and you came up with the perfect solution.  We're all anxious to hear an update. 

Jan 10, 2019 09:24 AM #21
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Peter den Boer - I really enjoy writing these hiker posts; I wish some of the hikers left contact information. I'd love to know the real story, not the one I assume. 

Thank you Carol Williams - In a few months, we'll go check out the entries and see if he did indeed come back. 

Jan 10, 2019 11:01 AM #22
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Wow, Kat that would have been a dilemma for me too, clearly you came up with a great solution...that must be the Realtor in you:)) What a great story, Endre

Jan 10, 2019 10:47 PM #23
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Kat Palmiotti
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Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. for reading this week's hiking log! I'm hoping the writer does come back with his love.

Jan 11, 2019 02:50 AM #24
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