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Redomestication

And so we returned home, having conquered that which we set out to do. We walked from sea to shining sea. When we left, we didn’t know what lay ahead of us, what would happen to us along the way, … 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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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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Californy or bust

Today, we finally crossed into California. The greener pastures of San Bernardino beckoned us across Sandy Valley. We walked here with our feet and it feels good.

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fear and loathing and sexy cat costumes

“But our trip was different. It was to be a classic affirmation of everything right and true in the national character. A gross physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country. But only for those with true … Continue reading

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sage and cedar

We’re still walking. Utah is still surprising us every day. After staying in Bicknell (and scouring the map for two days) we walked up and over a plateau of open range, full of twisting dirt roads and possible wrong turns. … Continue reading

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mental health day in Moab

We are three days into the Utah desert. Our route thus far has paralleled I-70, through the most barren and empty expanses we have seen yet. Far off in all directions, mountains and canyon walls loom beyond the empty vastness … Continue reading

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wrong turns on the way to Grand Junction

We followed the Colorado River through winding valleys, always west and down. Since 6 and I-70 join together past De Beque, CO, we had to find an alternate route toward Grand Junction. We walked south on highway 65, toward Mesa, … Continue reading

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cosmic healing ’round the campfire

A fun thing happened: Kait’s cousin, Alison, came to find us on the road. Alison has been living a wild sort of life for the last several years: Everything she owns fits in her truck, and she has been moving … Continue reading

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the great divide

Today, we walked the last 1000′ up and over the Continental Divide, at Loveland Pass. We have been climbing and climbing since we got into Colorado, and now we are UP here. Up past the high Christmas tree forests, up … Continue reading

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