Colorado

Congratulations dinner

Congratulations dinner

7/21 Weird? It all seems a bit unreal, this plunge into reality.  Folks who've been hiking in other lands "get it." It's a bit weird. The folks hosting the gourmet...

Jul 21, 2022 : Naomi Brown
CT-2023?

CT-2023?

Drive back to Texas was brutal. It was hard keeping eyes open. Legs and feet felt like logs. What was that smell? Oh, me! Stopped in Lubbock, exhausted, for a night's...

Jul 18, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Watercolors on CT?

Watercolors on CT?

7/03/22: Recall reading about importance of art on Trail. Nature is a patient, primordial. Isabella Pardales took a pared-down version of her water colors and media on her trek.  Her...

Jul 3, 2022 : Naomi Brown
CDT Days 23-51: Colorado

CDT Days 23-51: Colorado

Chama to Pagosa Springs On the morning of 6/1/22 the owner of the hotel in Chama drove me and some other hikers up to the pass. We decided to backtrack...

Jul 2, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
Coriolis Effect

Coriolis Effect

7/01/22 Ok, I'm lost. Well, am somewhere. I remember something learned from school science light years ago: The Coriolis Effect. Water either drains clockwise or counter clock-wise. You can tell

Jul 1, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Angst?

Angst?

7/02/22 Angst? Really, most  understand. Met some 20-somethings schlepping the CT who had to "share".  Jeez, What are we:  unpaid shrinks? After a minute of  another's self-reflection, I wanted

Jul 1, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Clothing

Clothing

6/18/22 What do ladies daily wear on Colorado Trail? Packing for CT,  careful consideration of clothing prevailed: I HAD to carry light!  Double or triple use for clothing even

Jun 18, 2022 : Naomi Brown
CT: 6/16/22

CT: 6/16/22

6/16/22 Cold. High. Quiet. All good. Hitched to TH. West to East. Durango on the Western Slope to Watertown Canyon on the Eastern. Took off. Alone. Wearing gloves, long pants,...

Jun 18, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Will, P.O.A., Medical POA, Statutory POA…

Will, P.O.A., Medical POA, Statutory POA…

5/27/22 We've spent months planning for our long distance walk. We've spent hours discussing  minuta of weight, gear and methods. Did you spend one second considering your final wishes? Not

May 27, 2022 : Naomi Brown
One week until CT for real: June, 2022

One week until CT for real: June, 2022

5/26/22 Still training for Colorado Trail. Leave for Trail early June. Been planning since December, 2021.  Will West to East. Still  not fast, just determined.  Remembering Abe Lincoln's

May 26, 2022 : Naomi Brown