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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!

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"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

Thursday – April 29

Around 5am, I awoke from a dream filled with images of water, not an unusual thing after several days of desert hiking. But lying there, semi-coherent, I realized that I was actually hearing running water. I got up to investigate and the creek that had been bone dry the night before was now gushing away at several gallons per minute.

We had a short day, only 4.5 miles to the road and another 1.5 to town, but a very scenic one, rolling hills, fields full of grasses, rock formations, very pastoral. The final mile or so was along a splendid creek with many oaks and song birds, very much coastal California…especially with the heavy “Marine layer” type clouds that rolled in last night and covered the sky until noon today, keeping things damp and cool.

We took the rest of the day off to relax and enjoy the comfort of the facilities at Warner Springs resort. More details about that are to be found on our “trip report” page.

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People Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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