Journeying from ones home to a sacred site, with encounters and challenges along the way, for the purpose of getting close to something powerful and gaining a benefit, whether a religious experience, peace of mind, healing, a solution to a problem, or even salvation itself.
This is how pilgrimage is defined in some hiking book I read. I wrote it down and just re found it. I really like the way it sounds. Right now I’m still in Chicago hanging out with the Blob, my friends that are just like family. I’m hoping for a successful pilgrimage on the PCT. I’ll be on trail in 3 days.