2020 fire season on the west coast has been… rough.

Looking at the map of active fires in September is physically painful. Last year I walked the entire Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Many miles I passed through have burnt. Zooming in on hotspots trigger visceral memories. Feels like I’m back there, but can picture it burning around me.

It’s strange how looking at such simplified representation, like a map, can transport you back to a moment so clearly. Activates the mind in a different way when you move through environment at a pace native to your biology for long durations.

Unlocks deep evolutionary memory palace type shit.

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