Hiking the Lycian Way

A 300 mile hike along the Mediterranean coast in Turkey from Fethiye to Antalya.  In every long distance hike you go through the normal ‘change’ progression of shock, denial, acceptance, commitment – as you stop fighting all of the changes and soreness that your body is going through and you adjust your view and attitude to the situation. And then it becomes fun. There is a lot of change to encounter when you start out hiking the Lycian Way – culture, camping, carrying a pack, food availability/choice, and of course the activity change of doing little activity to suddenly walking 12+ miles a day. Read the story of how I had to adjust into life’s simplicity at the lowest level – walk, eat, sleep the Lycian Way.

“I put on my full pack with water and food for 2 days. As I strapped on my pack I about toppled over. It was going to take me some time (and lots of sweat) to get used to this new center of gravity. I had a long way to go to ‘become one’ with my backpack on this Lycian Way self guided trek.”

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Trail of Thorns

Posted by on January 30, 2014

The day had finally come. The day I had to do it all by myself – no boat, no help. I had to put on my full pack with water and food for 2 days. As I strapped on my pack I about toppled over. It was going to take me some time (and lots […]