It was always my plan to backpack in Asia after I’d finished my PCT thru-hike. As my hike ended earlier than expected, I had extra time for this Asia trip. My intended first destination was hiking in Nepal, which didn’t seem like a smart idea with the lingering injury. Furthermore, I would head East earlier than expected, leaving most of my planned destinations in the less desirable monsoon-season. Sri Lanka seemed like a good place to start, I’d been there before and the rain would subside during my stay there.