Day 5

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Day 5 I was up again at sunrise, eager to get out of the hot desert valley. Getting a ride back to the trailhead at such an early night was not easy.  It was a big day of climbing through desert terrain that offered no shade for relief. My sun umbrella was very helpful to […]

Day 4

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Day 4 Up  early and headed out into Anza Borrego state park. We were at altitude so there was lots of greenery. One of the big challenges with starting this hike so late in the season is that temperatures are hot and many of the water sources are unreliable. That happened when we got to […]

Day 3

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Day 3 Scored some new shoes in Mt Laguna which made my feet very happy. Amazing that a small town outfitter would have a size 14 Lone Peak shoe by Altra.  The forests surrounding Mt Laguna were gorgeous. Think sweet single track through Lodgepole Pines. I hiked until 8:30 that night to make up for […]

Day 1 on the PCT

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I was really surprised at the diversity in terrain that we covered during the first day of hiking the PCT.  It was challenging but quite spectacular.  Lucky there was a thick layer of marine cloud that kept the temperatures relatively cool. I managed to get in 20 miles so that I did not have to […]

Society

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   It’s a mystery to me We have a greed with which we have agreed And you think you have to want more than you need Until you have it all, you won’t be free Society, you’re a crazy breed I hope you’re not lonely without me Society by Eddie Vedder 

Walkabout

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“Walkabout historically refers to a rite of passage during which Indigenous male Australians would undergo a journey during adolescence, typically ages 10 to 16 and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months to make the spiritual and traditional transition into manhood.” As usual, I missed the target time period for […]