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

Final Trip Report

We are home!!! Made it to Manning Park just across the Canadian border with mixed emotions on Monday. We are elated to have completed our 2,658 mile walk, a sense of accomplishment is just now slowly sinking in. The feet and legs are already filled with relief. Its hard to really sum up a trip like this in just a few words. I am working on finishing the last ten days or so of journal entries and will hopefully have them posted on the website, with a full selection of photos sometime in the next couple weeks, so check back then.

We had a great trip and now approach the challenge of transitioning back into life after the trail. My dad joined us for the last 90 miles and we finished the walk with 4 days of glorious “Indian Summer” weather, making it harder to leave the trail. But after solid rain for the previous 3 and after several frosty night we are also ready to be done. Still we are not ready to go back to the world of
schedules, to do lists and keys on chains all of which bind us too rigidly to a reality we haven’t seen in awhile. At least we are not yet ready to completely immerse ourselves in that world. So we are heading out today to go to a “hikers gathering” (sort of a very casual convention) for a few days. We’ll be back in Sandpoint late next Tuesday. Watch out for the two zombies with that far away stare, trying to remember which lane to drive in, how to use all three pieces of silverware and walking a little stiffly…….

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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