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

Saturday – April 24

A day full of fun and fantasy – the hiker and others continue to gather. We Spend time cathicng up with old friends, meeting new ones and continuing to get better aquainted with other members of this years thru hikers.

The sheer numbers as well as the energy of this hiking community continue to amaze me. The sharing of knowledge, emotional support and food are alll uplifting experiences.

I entered the “innovative gear contest” with a pair of paper and film eyeglasses that the optomitrist give you afte dilating your eyes (to protect them from bright lights). Callling them fun, free, fashionable and functional as ultrlight sunglasses I actually won one of the prizes!! The most amazing thing was that one of Henry Shire’s tarp tents was left to choose as a prize, and its a 2 person model.

The dinner was a special treat, with burgers beer and wine. Other highlights included the southern cal water reports and an update on the Glacier Peak re-route, as wel as the dvd “walk”. And, of coure, sampling some of Marisa’s “birthday” wine brought by her parents as a spcecial send off – a 1978 Ironhorse Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon!

The PCT may be a rugged trail on some days, but this was not one of them……

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People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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