***This article was originally posted on Thetrek.co and is a reflection on my experience backpacking the entire Pacific Crest Trail. To read more articles about our journey, check out the RSS feed on the right hand side of this page where my blog posts have been linked***
I was silly to think that we would be immune to post trail depression.
For months now, we both felt like the end of the trail would come as a bit of a relief. We love our lives in Minnesota and California, and the communities we’re apart of have always left us with a strong sense of belonging and support. The trail was incredible in so many ways, but we constantly feel a gravitational pull towards the lives we lived before.