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 3rd – Back in the Saddle Again

We had already decided to treat today as more or less a second day off. With breakfast and lunch in town (a sandwich from Rutabagas bakery) and plenty of time to lounge by the pool, we were in no hurry to leave. Eventually though Jim did drive us back to the trailhead at Walker Pass campground, where we sat around for awhile beneath the canopy of shade relaxing with other hikers and angels, waiting for the afternoon to cool down.

Around 5:45pm we took off to tackle the climb out of the pass, a long gradual ascent of a couple thousand feet to regain the crest at a series of ridges and passes around Mt Jenkins. With the wind howling, we found shelter among some PiƱon Pines on a saddle overlooking Owens Valley, an orange moon rising above the desert dust. Back in the saddle again, after two days of town fun it was very nice to be on the trail.

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People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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