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transcontinental

It has already been more than two weeks since we walked into the Pacific Ocean. We have chosen to take the advice of many people and take our time heading home. We are in no rush. After a visit all-too-short … Continue reading

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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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Wayne County Magic

Wayne County has been treating us very well. We took a zero day in Torrey to run errands and let our bodies rest after 8 straight days of walking. We bought groceries, filled water, ran laundry, and even got showers … Continue reading

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down and to the West

So much is happening! But there is so little time to write and shuffle through photos and type on tiny keyboards. From Vail Pass (about 10,600′ above sea level) we walked down and down and down into the Vail valley, … Continue reading

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rocky mountain high

After a week of staring down the imposing wall of the front range, I can’t help but imagine what we must have looked like from miles away: Tiny little ants, disappearing into a nearly invisible fold in the endless rock. … Continue reading

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the front range

We are standing at the feet of giants. This landscape is truly surreal and hard to process. As we walked into Boulder, the long line of the range slowly morphed and shifted, as different peaks and slopes and features grew … Continue reading

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We’re gonna sing into a can!

McCook, McCook, you are too kind. We walked a short morning to get here, and went straight to Fuller’s Family Restaurant for lunch. Kait’s aunt Barb and uncle Jim met us on their way back from visiting family and friends … Continue reading

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Lightning and cartoons in Kearney

The day we arrived in Minden, we found ourselves camping at the Pioneer Village campground. Lightning rolled through the sky from the northwest as we set up our tents, shell-shocked and half-baked from the heat of the day. With the … Continue reading

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standing around, talking in the dark

Iowa was a most hospitable and beautiful state. Even though we are half melted from the relentlessly oppressive heat, we are riding high on the joy and positivity we have found here. The southern route we found ourselves along took … Continue reading

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