Its time to start reading gear reviews, ordering planning guides, dusting off the dehydrator to experiment with new menu options, and step up the training. In June we plan to fly out to the Canada end of the Continental Divide Trail and start walking to Mexico. Crazy? Maybe… but when this guy finished the 3000+ mile hike, he turned around and went all the way back. Now that’s what I call crazy! Excellent short video – Francis Tapon definitely has good juju!
Day 49 – The Silver Bullet had us back to the Andersons by the afternoon where we had a happy reunion with Terry & Joe and Doug. We also met some more hikers – Burning Daylight, Indi, Stinky Butt, Get Out and Mr. Chips, who we’d hiked with the very first days on the trail. It was great swapping hiker stories over Terry’s taco salad before entering the Magical Manzanita forest for sweet sleep. The next day, Day 50, we enjoyed delish pancakes, said good-bye to our new hiking friends who were getting an early start on the day, and then hung out with the Andersons while waiting for our food package to arrive. Dan helped Doug & Jo fill up some water caches and a fellow Virginian hiker, Chase, arrived in the afternoon. Boots, as it turned out, had just left the Andersons the day before we arrived there, after having spent 17 days in Hippie Daycare. Thankfully the postman delievered our package around noon and we headed back out into the HEAT of the day. We ran into Get Out at the Red Carpet Cache and then camped in the gorgeous grassy meadow of Fish Creek. We didn’t miss the snow, but goodness was it hot!