We are driving through Arkansas, Texas and New Mexico! Well Dale and Felix do all the work, I am just happily sitting in the back of the van, looking at the landscape go by.
Alright, guess I have seen enough of Chicago!
I keep stopping and staring at these skyscrapers in disbelieve. I am a bit intimidated by all this here. This city is to me somewhat surreal.
Decision made! I will do this “ice axe, crampons and self arresting” course in order to prepare for my next thru hike!! I am all set, the plane to Inverness, Scotland, leaves in 7 hours. So I better get some sleeping done.
I need to get out!
Outdoors to be precise.
Otherwise I seem to get a little crazy…
Well, isn’t this one of the big questions for every hiker, let alone long distance hiker!?
We discuss our options and come to the conclusion that there is only one.
Well Hello Again!
How have you all been doing since we last heard from each other?
I am doing fine, life goes on I guess.
But oh dear, I realize how little I have done/achieved since I am back.
I knew Felix would come up with a brilliant plan (because he is Felix).
And sure enough, while we all sit and have breakfast he says:
We make it into the little village Trout Lake with no problem. A trail angel living here seems to enjoy shuttling hikers from and to the trail head!
So I am having breakfast with Cowboy at the Fishlake Resort.
“I am going to get a ride up to Crater Lake”, he says. “I have blisters and am done hiking for now”.