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

June 14th

Layover day in town, time for the typical chores. On the scale at the drugstore I weigh in at 177, about 17 pounds lighter than at the start of the hike. Not bad, but in ’94 I had lost almost 30 pounds by this point. I attribute the difference to all the additional trail angels, town stops and friends meeting us with food and beer. The Carrot has only lost about 1 or 2 pounds, which is good, as she can’t afford to lose much more. We ply her with ice cream in multiple forms today.

Late afternoon clouds build up over the mountains looking very ominous. It’s nice to watch them from town. As evening thundershowers sweep through Lone Pine we know that up in the high mountain valleys as well as the ridges and passes above it must be snowing. The storm front passes so quickly though that neither rain nor snow amount to much.

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People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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