Day 26, A Hero’s Goodbye

Swept Away and Salty walking along Diablo Rim Brice along the Colorado Trail at age 88 In life, you meet people who become personal hero’s and touch you in ways that make you not only change your life but change it for the better.  Brice Hammock was that man to me and...

Day 24 A Quick Pit Stop in Lakeview

Day 24 Lakeview It would be hours before the sun rose, yet as the disciplined hikers we are, we donned headlamps and started on our way in the dark.  It was hard to find the trail in the dark, but after a few minutes of scouting around, we were on our way. We climbed...
Day 23 Abert Rim, Trees and Trails, Oh My!

Day 23 Abert Rim, Trees and Trails, Oh My!

The wind blew pretty hard all night, I know because the damn foot pain woke me up a few too many times, as much as I need a good sleep to recover the pain is preventing it.  Each night I wake within a pain like a knife Beijing shoved into the side of my foot, its so...

Day 22 “Plush ain’t got shit”

I woke pretty groggy from the lack of sleep the night before from all the foot pain.  I decided to leave the KT tape off as my foot felt better without it and that is how I walked out of camp.  The road we had finally found last night was still pretty overgrown, in...

Day 21 Autumnal Equinox

Waking in a warm building was such a treat and having a flush toilet to use instead of digging a hole was just pure luxury this morning.  We all packed up pretty quick it’s much easier to get going when the temp isn’t at freezing. We hit the road and headed for the...