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 18th

Finished the road walk on packed sand dirt, a lot easier than the pavement. Saw two very large deer with nice sets of antlers…shhhh, don’t tell the hunters

At Trinity/Bucks Creek Trail head we finally got back on trail. The legs were happy to be back on trail. Even though we now had more ups and downs and less certain footing the overall effect on the body was far better.

We saw a number of hunters, hikers and horsemen but no through hikers. The day rained off and on some and late in the afternoon, near Bucks pass the precipitation turned to snow. Fairly heavy at times although it only accumulated a trace amount on the trail. On nearby slopes only slightly higher the snow was accumulating enough to blanket them in white. Very limited views of only an occasional nearby peak. We had hoped to camp at bucks pass and maybe get a morning view of Glacier peak, but the fact there was no water made us move on. A mile down the trail after the pass, heading back to the original PCT we made camp. The trail has been improved by work crews this summer and is in very good shape.

Wanted a fiere tonight but after working on wet wood for a short while we realized it was going to be more of an effort than it was worth to find dry enough wood. Since the fire was a luxury not a necessity we gave up on it, made dinner and got into the tent/sleeping bag for warmth.. Lots of mice, again……

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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