She shifted the end of the gun away from me, as she looked me up and down, frowning slightly. I dropped my pack, to close the top, and her frown deepened as she appeared to become more irritated.
The wind whistled through the tall, withered grass around me as I battled with the corner of the tarp being ripped from my hands. “Crap!” I yelped in pain… Read More »Whistling Windy Zombies | Average Hiker
His eyes widened, and he took a step back. I glanced around quickly. Did he have company? Was he alone? Damn – Jason had warned me about the “Hachita Drug Runners,” so I had been moving cautiously through the old ruins, and still not seen him.
I heard the rustling and started moving, adrenaline surging through my stiff muscles. Cushioned by balls of loose clothing on the rocky ground was hardly… Read More »I Should Have Worn Pants | Average Hiker
My pack was wrapped in a plastic bag, and I quickly spotted it moving towards me on the carousel. Fortunately, the airline supplied the bags.… Read More »Sam Hughes Shuttled me to the CDT Near Hachita, NM | Average Hiker
I slid down in my seat in the waiting area and saw her slowly moving down the center aisle between the rows of seats, head… Read More »First Day on the Continental Divide Trail | Average Hiker
I slowed and tilted my head slightly to the side, catching my breath momentarily as I listened to the low roar ahead of me. Late… Read More »Water Crossing in the Winds | Average Hiker
I watched my feet as they wove through rough brush and gravel, bowing my head to the midday sun. Worn two-track disappeared beneath my footsteps as… Read More »Continental Divide Trail – Wyoming Mustangs | Average Hiker
Continental Divide Trail – April 29, 2009 I leaned back against the side of the ravine, squeezing canned cheese onto slices of pepperoni – heaven… Read More »Continental Divide Trail – Unhappy Rancher | Average Hiker
Continental Divide Trail – April 27, 2009 I was ready early, so I watched the sun come up and took pictures of the sunrise. I… Read More »Continental Divide Trail – Lordsburg, NM | Average Hiker
Continental Divide Trail – April 26, 2009 The wind whistled through the tall, dry grass around me as I battled with the corner of the… Read More »Continental Divide Trail – Flapping in the Wind | Average Hiker
CDT – April 24th, 2009 The next two days were heat, desert, and a constant race for water. I was hiking around a group of… Read More »Continental Divide Trail – Race for Water | Average Hiker
Continental Divide Trail – April 22, 2009 Meeting Sam in Hachita, NM, was not how my day started, but it was the highlight of the… Read More »Continental Divide Trail – Meeting Sam | Average Hiker