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We are currently on another long distance hike, and the third leg of our "triple crown", the Continental Divide Trail (the "CDT"). Come along with us if you can - if not in person then by following our grand adventure via our "posts from the trail".  Check out our Flickr Photos, which we'll update periodically, and see it through our eyes!

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"Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Archive: PCT Trip Reports

Agua Dulce – Mile 455

We are progressing north and are right on schedule, actually a day ahead.

The last couple of weeks have been exciting with desert crossings and mountain ridges. Extreme heat to freezing cold on the same day several times.

Our route has traversed the high ridges and peaks surrounding Los Angeles, a barrier between the high desert and the suburban malls. Our walk has been through another world largely unknown to most southern Californian’s. A world populated by Ponderosa Pines 5 foot in diameter, equaly immense incense cedar and too many wildflowers to stop and smell them all, even though we try.

We have seen several deer, a large beaver, a couple of coyote …

Warner Springs – 110 Miles

Greetings from the town of Warner Springs, CA – trail mile 110, or for you type “A’s” about 1/26th of the way to Canada, both in distanvce as well as time. Just don’t tell it to the feet, they think the rest of the body is crazy. So, we have told them this is our destination, which it is – for today.

The desert heat was grueling over the last week and we realized that our pre-hike conditioning in Tucson was insufficient. We are still too susceptible to sunburn and need more carbohydrates to keep up the daily hiking milage. So we are spending the day and evening here in Warner …

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People Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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