I've done this twice. It was nearly impossible for a boy. Really rough for a man. Strong woman? Okay, if you want a beating. If you think you deserve a beating. Going rogue just because you think you might though...I don't know. It's an odd definition of "freedom" getting beaten up that way. A few moments of "happy" for all the pain that comes along with it. Easier? If it really were "easier," if it were who you were, wouldn't you have done it before and not as an "escape"?
I don't think so many people stop by to ask you for your story. Most will keep walking assuming you're a crazy bum. You could always find some place in the woods and talk to raccoons. That's what I did. Worked wonders for me. People suck.