I had been bush whacking through thick undergrowth, up and down ridge after ridge. Barbara Frost would soon make sure I was “found” and back in town. My encounter with her was one of my more memorable trail experiences.
I slowed my pace and tilted my head slightly to the side, catching my breath momentarily as I listened to the low roar ahead of me. Late afternoon was not a good time to cross a snow fed stream in the Wind River Range. (more…)
I watched my feet as they wove through rough brush and gravel, bowing my head to the mid-day sun. Worn two-track disappeared beneath my footsteps as I moved across the Great Divide Basin. Heat beat down from above, and rose to meet each step. I glanced up at the cool line of tree covered hills on the...
Continental Divide Trail - April 29, 2009 I leaned back against the side of the ravine, squeezing canned cheese onto slices of pepperoni - heaven in a heart stopping snack. My hiking metabolism burns through the cholesterol before it has time to clog up my arteries. I tell myself this every time I stuff some...
Continental Divide Trail - April 27, 2009 I was ready early, so I watched the sun come up, and took pictures of the sunrise. I smiled at the grunting and groaning coming from the others, as they packed up. Mornings were always rough as newly torn down muscles fought the demands to move. We would...
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