I have always loved outdoor adventures and in the last 3 years I've been going after the "bucket list." I've enjoyed thru-hiking the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Superior Hiking trails; solo kayaking the whole Mississippi, St. Croix, and Namekogan Rivers; bicycling across America from Pacific to Atlantic, around Lake Superior, and along the Mississippi river trail from Lake Itasca, MN to Venice, LA. and many other smaller adventures. I'm looking forward to through hiking the Continental Divide Trail this year.
The Beginning of the End. Hiking out of the Bob and into Glacier was a huge mental page turn. I realized that this was it. The suffering and joy of
Hitching Is More Dangerous Than Hiking. I was happy to be leaving Lincoln to get back on trail. Or was I leaving. Thumb up, hiking to the edge of
Dry Deerlodge Once again water was scarce but some SOBOs told me of a creek but I managed to miss it. After 18 miles I came to a rotten smelling
Idaho The Wyoming/Idaho border had a very small sign on the ground. No liesence plates like on the other borders. The woods were quiet and still.
Out of Winds. I was hoping to summit Gannit Peak but the teams of climbers said it was impossible without climbing gear. Snow bridges were out and
The Wind River Range, Wyoming. The South Winds greeted me with many blow downs. It wasn't like just climbing over a few trees. It was hours of
Rawlins Resupply Zoom day into Rawlins, WY with no food left is high motivation. I could see the town for a long time before arriving. Dreaming
Rocky Mountain National Park The blackened trees from the latest fire was not how I imagined RMNP to be. The quiet forest was slowly
Blow-Downs Blow. Devils thumb and the hike up to it were great. Nice tread, amazing views, and friendly hikers. But coming down into the blow-downs
San Isabel National Forest I skipped the town of Salida and headed through the ski resort into the challanging elevation. The scree rocks rubbed the