Are you doing this alone? I lost count of how many times I got asked that question. Yes, I’m alone. Yes, I’m hiking 190 miles across a country alone. “You are brave” was almost always their response to my yes. At first I would blow it off. Nah, I’m probably more crazy than brave, but after awhile I would just nod my head and say thank you, because after awhile I realized it is brave. Incredibly brave.