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

May 22nd – Heaven Day 2

We are taking another zero day to rest up and enjoy the facilites and comradeship.

My feet are doing better. About 80% of just fine. Actualy right now they are in a foot massage machine and they are lovin it. Now, the Carrot’s toes and heels are hurtin, but she’s off to REI to throw some money at a new shoe solution.

More hikers are leaving and arriving. One Braid has arrived and is planning on ending his hike here. Pipi and Dirty Harry also came in this afternoon and, for other reasons, are also planing on dropping off the trail. We all had dinner together along with JJ as a last chance to enjoy each others company for now.

Around a campfire, the Saufley’s told the story tonight about how they started hosting hikers. Interesting and funny too. Tonight was a new record with 52 hikers in residence, basically spread out everywhere like some kind of creeping fungus taking over their trailer, tents and yard. T is more hikers in one place than found anywhere on the trail outside of the PCT kick-off or the AT trail days. A bit overwhelming really.

Some of the hikers catching up to us here have commented on the “carrot” droppings we have left. About once or twice a day I will honor the carrot by leaving a “sign of the carrot” in the sand or dirt Sometimes drawn with the hiking pole, or made with sticks or stones, they are simple to recognize and let other hikers know we are just ahead.

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People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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