Monthly Archives: May 2017

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as I lie in my tent drinking my morning coffee a hummingbird visits.

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Relax?

I have to remind myself that this is not a competition. That this is sometimes about watching new feathers drop from the young birds as they fly by. This is also sometimes about hearing the brook babble and coming to … Continue reading

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Slept until 8am at a campsite right near the road. Three other thru hikers camped near me, talking and playing their MP3 player. At 8:05, dear flies covered my body. Frustrated yet simultaneously relieved that something was forcing me out … Continue reading

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Left Hiker Heaven around 7pm. Said goodbye to all my hiker friends. Had a hard time leaving but knew if I didn’t head to the trail that night, I wouldn’t leave Agua Dulce until Monday night because hiking in the … Continue reading

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Good morning, Vasquez Rocks, fire mounting the horizon, traffic on interstate 14, finches and other birds dwelling in their own caves. My sleeping bag dries in the sun at 7am as I slowly peel off my camp clothes while drinking … Continue reading

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Vasquez Rocks: Bright Moon, Broken Glass

Near mile 453, I have found myself a unique rock formation – a sand filled boat – – that is perfect for my thermarest and me. The moon is framed by bigger, jutting rock formations to the north. To the … Continue reading

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Woke up to the sound of electrical currents from power lines outside of North Fork Ranger Station. Despite this static noise going on all night, I slept so soundly!  Quick observations upon waking: the outside of my tent is wet … Continue reading

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​ ​My dear friend, Kate McKenzie, sent me a spectacular resupply box to Wrightwood. I can’t thank her enough. her note and food package made me cry. Sunset at camp, mile 415: Cocoa and Trader Joe’s freeze dried strawberries:​ ​

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Period Dr feel good Electric power 

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