Waving Hello on the Trail

Yesterday, one jeep and two motorcycles waved hello as they passed us on a road near the Appalachian Trail.

I was over the moon.

You can see here below. I watch intently as the first vehicle approaches (as I babble on narrating the scene), and then do my hiking wave like a natural.

Waving Hello on the Trail
Waving hello on the trail

It’s a quick wave. No side to side wiggle. No exaggerated motion. Just up then down.

And I love it.

Everywhere else I don’t. Like in the hallway of an NYC co-op. But on the trail, it feels really good. Like an acknowledgment. Like we are doing our thing and you are doing your thing but it’s the same thing and we’re in the same place and you are hiking and we are hiking and hey. Hey. Hi.


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