04 // Hiking, Camping, and Freedom From Choice

There is one order, a definitive linear order to follow in the world of camping. Sometimes, I don’t even have the extra energy to think - I am entirely consumed by the act of putting one foot in front of the other, perhaps because my pack is heavy, or the sun is hot, or the trail goes ever more steeply upward. In any case, I cannot progress unless I follow that one order to things. And it’s soothing to not have any choices beyond when to stop for water, or to admire a view.

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