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Final Leg

We awake to another beautiful morning.  The lake is shimmering like a mirror.  Paul has had a pain free night’s sleep, which is a good thing because I awake to back spasms. Perfect!  (I frick’n hate getting older!) We are in … Continue reading

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“Easy”…a four letter word

Nothing spells easy like, H-A-R-D! What was supposed to be an easy 5.5 mile hike that would normally take us 2-3 hours with breaks, took us 6.5 hours. Paul had been nursing his right foot all the way down from … Continue reading

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ROcky ROad…continued

Before we continue, we check into the interpretive cabin, that also doubles as an Emergency Shelter.  Inside you will find a box of blank heavy unbleached recycled card stock, “post cards”.  They are doing a “post card project”.  You address a … Continue reading

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Rocky Road

Today was our ascent up and over Chilkoot Pass from Sheep Camp. We were advised by the NPS Ranger Kai that we should have an early start, as it has been known to take up to 12 hours to make … Continue reading

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Sheep Camp

Once we were done with Canyon City, it was time to head toward Sheep Camp, a mere 4.8 miles away. We knew we had some climbing to do and that we would pass another camp, called Pleasant Camp. We were … Continue reading

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Exploration

As promised, no alarm or hurry to get going. Last night’s sleep came so quickly neither of us remember falling asleep. It’s like we blinked and it was the next day, the reason being that there was the same amount … Continue reading

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Into the Woods… continued

The first mile, for a clutz like me, was challenging. The tangled web of roots and rocks, insisted one pay attention to each step. It was exhausting both physically and mentally. We couldn’t help but think out loud, how the … Continue reading

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