My New Ice Axe Skills!

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.

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Zpack Duplex – 539 grams of Tent

Well!

“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”!

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Back From The Underground

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.

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Where The Trees Have Beards

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”.

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Fire and Snow. And Oregon.

Well….

I made it back to Etna. My heart is very heavy, but I will push on.

What have we read on that blaze the other day. PCT = Persistence Creates Toughness. And I need to be more tough. Yes I do.

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A Little Bit More!

The times are very emotional. After a high which lasted for almost three months, I need to try to control my emotions.

Felix and Andy tell me that they have now both decided to stop hiking, at least for the moment, as there is just too much snow out here still.

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