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

Our Adventures

OUR TRAIL NAMES:  In 1997 we thru-hiked the 2,150 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in approximately 6 months from early April to early October. During this hike we adopted “Trail Names”, as is the custom among long distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail.  Deb became “Walking Carrot” because her love of carrots meant we never hiked without them in our food bag.  I adopted “Nowhere Man” in response to the inevitable question about where we were from. 

You see, we had quit our jobs and moved out of our apartment in Walnut Creek California, leaving most of our stuff in a storage area nearby;  our “legal” mailing address was forwarded to my parents in Colorado, who also shipped our resupply boxes; our voice mail was set up with an Arizona area code; we left our car in Pennsylvania; and after the AT we planned on further travels for at least another 8 months, having no idea where we would “settle down” afterwards.  Hence, we truly were from “Nowhere, man”. 

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Clicking on any of these photos will take you to that specific photo on our Flickr Stream, where you can view these and many, many more photos from our latest adventure....or use this shortcut to all photos.....we hope you enjoy them!

People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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