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Postholers Paradise

Well last night was far from warm and dry. No sooner than we ducked into our tents, a steady patter of rain began to fall that lasted most of the night. By morning light it had stopped, and a good … Continue reading

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Bonanza! We made it!

We lollygagged the morning away, and in fact most of the early afternoon, which when we first looked at our itinerary we thought would be an unbearable feat.  Nope.  Easy-peasy.  We woke up leisurely, and drank the remainder of our … Continue reading

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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

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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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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Merry Christmas…Cholla

So a new adventure is in the making.  Planning and research is expanding and contracting as we have our sights set on another thru-hike.  While this one will be a “mere” 770 miles, we believe this hike will be quite … Continue reading

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