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

Sept 11th

We listened through the open windows of our hotel room to the sounds of heavy rains on the metal roof, thankful to be inside, beyond their reach.  

We have a leisurely day to organize our resupply and to rest and eat.  Around mid day we are happy to see Trainwreck, Strut and Little John.  They are arriving from a layover day in Seattle and getting back on the trail. We compare stories and get caught up as well on the other people  they have seen.  Since they will be a day in front of us and plan to arrive in Canada a couple days befor us, the occasion now is both “hello and goodbye”. An occasion of excitement, nostalgia and tinged with some sadness.  The reality that our hike will soon be over and that we wil not see some of our trail friends again is setting in on everyone.

Later in the afternoon we head to the Chevron mini-market next door for snacks and run into One Gallon and Fritz who have just hiked in to “town.”  We chat with them while they use our room as a base to sort through their re-supply boxes.  Once they are organized, they head back out to the trail.

Later on Sasquatch arrives and checks in. Mad Monte, hard at work in Olympia has Sunday off so he drives up to spend the evening and hang out with the hikers.  Fortunately for us we are able to give him a short list of supplies that are hard to find here in Snoqualmie, like “heet” and tortillas.

Phil “Nowhere Man” Hough

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People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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