"The early days on the trail were disjointed and without rhythm. I was reacquainting with the wilderness like running into an old girlfriend I had not seen in years. Our conversation was awkward and filled with long, unintentional pauses; neither of us the same person that had been in the relationship. In this case though, the wilderness had not changed. While my absence had been the better part of a lifetime, it was only an instant to her. She had waited. I hoped we could quickly get to the point of laughing and reminiscing and then to finding out she was currently single."
Finn is hiking the Appalachian Trail, headed south from Connecticut. He has a lot of ghosts to share the trail withhis beautiful sunny woman back home, patiently waiting his return; his kids, growing up, drifting away; a job that had "Vice President" in the title but didn't need him anymore; his breakups, his breakdowns; himself.
* "How far you going?"*
*"As far as I can." *