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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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