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 17th

Last night each car or truck that passed by was at such high speed that they sounded as if they would run us right through although we were a good 50 yards off the road and a couple layer of large trees away.

Some light rain early then a partly to mostly clear day. The first significant sun since the day we left White Pass 11 days ago. At lunch my shoes and socks almost completely dried out, also a state they have not seen since leaving White Pass.

Re-route of sartorial delights – breakfast at the Happy Clown, good grocery at Park grocery, another store a mile later and a couole more restaurants and stores a short distance off the road.

Rigors of road walking – thighs tight and toes all with sore spots.

Small road small town, On highway 2 yesterday, the motorists all buzzed by. Even though the rain fell pretty good at times, no one stopped to see if we needed a ride. No one even waved. On the more lighty traveled roadways we walked today many motorists waved, and one even stopped to see if we wanted a ride. We declined. But, like a small town, the road less traveled is a more friendly, more personal place.

A log green tunnel of trees which parted only a couple times with limited views of nearby peak. A few nice fall colors. Easier on legs once the pavement ended.

Leap-frogged some with Dan, who we met yesterday at the Dinsmore’s.

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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