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!

Our Credo...

"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

Journal June 8th Coming into Lordsburg Again

Along the trail we came across a western diamondback rattlesnake on the side of a jeep road, rattling and hissing. He was disgruntled, as if we had awoken him from an early morning nap and coiled up, but if he stretched out he would have been 5 to 6 feet in length.

We arrived in Lordsburg tired and with tight muscles after pushing to get 12 miles in by noon, the final 6 miles without a break. It was a race to get into town and out of the sun before it was over head, barely making it before the sun became too blistering.

We celebrated by the application of ice from the motel to water we got from turning a knob in an air conditioned room. If anything defines man’s dominance, and separates us from the apes it’s our ability to so easily create ice water. This sounds so simple because we take for granted the infrastructure which allows it, but try going for a week and walking 84 miles with unrelenting sun and no water sources except those you placed, and few shade source and then you come to appreciate something so seemingy simple as the ice cube. We sure did!

12 miles

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People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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