Welcome

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

Contacting us on the CDT – 2009

The easiest way to stay connected to us is to follow our progress on our website. Background information, maps, and photos will greet you.  A trip report summary for each section of our hike and a “daily journal” will be posted about every week or so. To read these items go our website www.walkingcarrot.com .

To continue to receive periodic e-mail updates about our journey, click on the “subscribe” button to “opt in” to our email list. You can select the “trip reports” which will occur on average about every ten days and be a short summary of a couple paragraphs, or the “daily journals” which will update on the same schedule but with much more info. You can change your subscription level or opt out at any time.  We also have an RSS feed. Or, you can periodically check the website.  If you signed up to receive our reports in 2008 and did not unsubscribe you need to do nothing, you will begin to receive these as we post them.

You can email us directly.  I will be using a “pocketmail” device; this will be the best way to contact me via email.  Using it I can download emails from any “landline” phone (payphones and motel phones.)  It is TEXT only, no attachments come through. The address is:  nowhere_man97@pocketmail.com

Note the similarity to my hotmail address!  We will still have hotmail accounts, but they are NOT the best way to contact us.  Infrequent internet access means limited access to hotmail, so do not expect a quick response: 

walkingcarrot@hotmail.com

nowhere_man97@hotmail.com

If you need to get a (relatively) quick response, our cell phone is the best option.  I should be able to check its messages about every week. The number is 208-946-9127.

Letters and packages can be sent to us at one of our mail stops.  We will have seven places where we will pick up supply boxes and check for mail. Address packages or correspondence as follows:

Phil Hough OR Deb Hunsicker
(Use BOTH names – it makes collecting mail easier)
C/O General Delivery                                                                                                          
Post Office
Name of Town, State, Zip Code                                                
“Hold for CDT Hiker”
Estimated arrival date (see agenda and add this information)

Be sure to mail things at least 2 weeks in advance, but not more than 4 weeks before you anticipate we will arrive somewhere.  We could be as much as a few days early or late; some places have very slow service and the post office is not obligated to hold items past 30 days.

Send by Send to C/O General Delivery, Post Office Est. arrival date
June 1st Silver City , NM  88061 June 13th
June 8th Reserve, NM  87830 June 22nd
June 11th Pie Town, NM  87827 June 25th
June 15th Grants, NM  87020 June 29th
June 22nd Cuba, NM  87013 July 6th
July 1st Chama, NM  87520 July 15th
July 7th Pagosa Springs, CO  81147 July 20th

Remember to address all letters of packages to: 
Phil Hough OR Deb Hunsicker and then put c/o General Delivery and then the address.  Following the address put at the bottom:  “Hold for CDT thru-hiker” and “Est. arrival date………” with the appropriate date)

 

 

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