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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!

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

Agua Dulce – Mile 455

We are progressing north and are right on schedule, actually a day ahead.

The last couple of weeks have been exciting with desert crossings and mountain ridges. Extreme heat to freezing cold on the same day several times.

Our route has traversed the high ridges and peaks surrounding Los Angeles, a barrier between the high desert and the suburban malls. Our walk has been through another world largely unknown to most southern Californian’s. A world populated by Ponderosa Pines 5 foot in diameter, equaly immense incense cedar and too many wildflowers to stop and smell them all, even though we try.

We have seen several deer, a large beaver, a couple of coyote and a set of tracks from a mountain lion on the prowl. We enjoyed hot springs and hospitality from old friends and new friends, met many other hikers and have, in general, enjoyed the social aspectsof the trail community and experience.

Many of your are reading the daily journal and following us along on this odyssey. If you have not yet found them and want more details about the trail experience, go to: http://www.walkingcarrot.com and follow the PCT links.

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People Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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