CDT: 4th of July!

And to think that we could have been cursing the blood sucking swarms of mosquitos on the 4th. We are blessed to have inadvertently timed our resupply in Pinedale for the 4th of July! Especially a town with actual 4th of July festivities, and fireworks!

Nothing like good music, good ol’ folk enjoying themselves, little kids dancing to their own rhythm, cold beer and BBQ. America, that’s right!

The “clumps” of people were families. Everyone was practicing “proper” social distancing. So it’s possible to have a celebratory gathering in an outdoor setting.

Despite all the fracture going on in this country and the world, for that matter, this is truly the most special AND beautiful country in the world. If you don’t think so, just walk it and find out.  Just like our freedoms, the views don’t come cheap. They are earned every step of the way.

When you travel by foot, you truly see this country for what it is. Beautiful land. Beautiful people. Whether you’re in jeans or shorts. Boots, sneaker or sandals. Cowboy hat, ball cap, or no cap. Don’t be fooled. The true heart of America is kind, especially to strangers. And because of that, I LOVE this country.

I am a Proud American.

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7 Responses to CDT: 4th of July!

  1. Bonnie says:

    Oh dear! I don’t know how to reply to this! I am Canadian and scared as hell of your country’s take on this pandemic. I don’t feel safe having your folk so close by. I hope our borders stay closed for the time being.

    • It is our understanding that the Canadian border is still closed, and as such we had no plans to enter Canada this hiking season. We have been respectful of each state, county, town, proprieter and individual with regard to COVID-19. We maintain social distancing and wear masks/face coverings when in situations that social distancing can not be maintained.
      There is no easy answer or fix to this Pandemic. I respect each country’s way in which they have decided to “respond” to this Pandemic. If our US/Canadian border remains closed indefinitely, it will be a shame as there is so much to see and experience in both beautiful countries. Wishing you health and happiness.

  2. Jaunting Jan says:

    Friends were there also and live music with appropriate social distancing was awesome! We are in desperate need of music, both musicians and fans. Glad you could enjoy some normalcy.

  3. Kristi says:

    AMEN!!!! Truth to what you said. I’ve often thought how many people have never experienced a lonely stretch of beach overlooking the vast expanse of ocean water, or drove coast to coast across the United States, or viewed the enormity and clear skies of Denali National Park, or sat on sands of the Great Lakes or hiked in unpopulated areas, as you have. People need to get out of the cities and experience the beautiful parts of this great big marble we call Earth. In June, a neighbor’s daughter who lives in an apartment in NYC, came back to town (because of Covid) to give birth. Her three year old, never having experienced life outside the city, had a ball playing and running outside, but when getting near the back alley lined with trees, she stopped and said, “I don’t want to go into the forest.” Caused us to shed a tear or two. So happy you were able to experience a true Fourth of July celebration during this plandemic. Our controlling Governor denied us that. One could protest in a crowd, but not celebrate. 🤬 Also I’m sad/mad/sorry for the fear that Bonnie, the Canadian, has.

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