Monthly Archives: November 2012

the final mile

Yesterday was a very interesting day. It was cloudy and cool, and everything was wet and damp and growing and smelling wonderful. Slater dropped us off at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Bloomfield Boulevard. We walked 7 miles to … Continue reading

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out of the desert, into the sprawl

After our rest in Barstow, we booked it south through Yermo. More desert, more rocks, more sand. One day, I was cursing the sun for beating down so hot and heavy; the next, I was freezing to the bone as … Continue reading

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95 miles to go

Friends, we are less than 100 miles from reaching the coast. I got faked out a few days in a row by mountains on the horizon, thinking they must be the last wall of rock between us and the ocean. … Continue reading

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Baker to Barstow (almost)

Confession time: We are kind of getting sick of the desert. We have been walking through the sandy, rocky, shadeless wastes for hundreds of miles and nearly 2 months. Enough is enough. We are tired of no shade, no respite … Continue reading

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through the valley of Joshua

We walked up and out of Sandy Valley, deep into the Mojave desert of southeast California. Up and over a pass, we came down into a wide and sweeping desert valley, 20 miles north of I-15. The sun glowed golden … Continue reading

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California sunrise and the ghost of Vegas past

I am troubled on our first morning in California. We woke to a fiery sunrise from the east, coming up over the far side of Sandy Valley. It reminded me of the way those mountains looked last night, glowing in … Continue reading

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