Writing letters on the road

I love to write letters to people, though I don’t always find time to do it as much as I like. I’m writing to a few pen pals and family members now, and it makes me wonder about writing on the trail.

Several books I’ve looked at have said that you should pack your stationary already stamped (and possibly addressed) so that you can write as you walk and then mail things at your re-supply stops in town. This seems like a good idea to me, but I wonder how often people actually feel like writing while they’re on the trail itself. If you’re sitting down to lunch, you probably want to concentrate on eating. If you’re trying to make good time, then you probably don’t want to waste too many daylight hours with writing when you could be walking or setting up camp or eating.

Has anybody else had any experience with this? Did you stick to postcards? Or try to write in a journal that you could insights with people later?

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