There is Dale! Our meetup works out perfectly!
Alright! Enough zero days!
We bloody gotta do “The Basin” now! No point in waiting any longer!
“Lightning storms you can come! Bring ’em’ on!
We make it out to Highway 12 where Dale picks us up one last time. Everything going smooth, the van is right there! No “Dale” adventure this time!
So here we are, out in the desert of New Mexico!
Felix and I keep reminding ourselves, that we are actually out here “doing it!”
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.
“Hey there everybody!”
Long time no see! I missed you guys!
We haven’t heard from each other in an awfully long while. But this will change, as I am slowly but surely getting into “CDT Preparation Mode”!
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!?
My alarm goes off at 6.28 am.
First thing I do (as everybody else probably also does first thing in the morning), I grab my phone and check emails!
There is an email from Felix in my inbox.