2015 – The Year of Adventure
2016 – The Year of Completion
2017- The Year of Movement
We started 2017 in Albuquerque, NM in an apartment with furniture and controlled temperatures. We have now finished the year in Twenty-Nine Palms, California in a 5×8 cargo trailer with only lawn chairs as furniture, window air, and a propane heater.
We have moved from an apartment to a friend’s backyard, to a forest, to a garage, to another friend’s open desert property, back to the forest and back to a garage again.
I have hiked on the AZT and PCT along with various other unnamed trails. I have followed paths that lead to debris from a long-ago plane crash, to a vintage travel trailer and a hermit.
Darwin and I have visited with old friends and made lots of new ones.
We have experienced the extreme winds of the desert along with its heat and the bone-chilling cold of the winter forests and monsoon rains.
I have turned away from a life of creature comforts back to one of digging cat holes and no showers.
I rediscovered and explored old loves like The Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Joshua Tree National Parks.
We have bid our loyal travel companion The Black Stallion a final farewell and welcomed The Clydesdale into our lives.
2017, you were a year full of changes, adjustments, uncertainty, errors, and clarity. Thank you for everything you gave us; a year of movement in more ways than one.
Nice to meet you 2018, I look forward to getting to know you and take on whatever adventures you may have in store.
Things To Expect In Up Coming Blog Posts/Website Posts And Other Doings:
Check Out These Super Cool AT Ornaments @ Trailsideornaments! Darwin and I have one hanging in our van!
A Book Review/Discussion On Carrot Quinn’s Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure On The Pacfic Crest Trail – Coming Soon!
Year End Posts And Lots of Randomness You May Enjoy: