The Year Of Movement

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.

Darwin & Snuggles

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:

Random Thoughts and Happenings While Living in a National Forest…

Things I Learned The First Week Living In A Camper…

The Dead-End Trail To The Couch

A New Mountain, A New Year



6 thoughts on “The Year Of Movement

  1. Happy New Year !
    Love your blog and trail stories. Please be careful of the propane heater in your trailer, make sure you have proper ventilation! There was a terrible accident in my area recently where three hunters died in their enclosed cargo trailer after their propane heater malfunctioned.


  2. Poignant as always…thoughts of living your dream come into my mind, as I picture your path this year. Can’t wait to see what you’re working on next, Snuggles😉I’m hoping for chapter one of your book!! Eastward bound, road blessings on you two kids!
    Your Senior Fan Club In Gilbert, AZ 🤗


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