Saturday, May 5, 2012

Back to the trail, and photos so far

More of my photos at and Marina's pictures from her phone are at

I'm back in NYC, and heading to San Diego early tomorrow morning.  Marina's staying in Stamford with her mom for now, but will hopefully join me later on at some point.  Thanks to all who sent condolences to her and her family.

I feel very much between two worlds at the moment.  I'm glad I came back east to go to the funeral and to be there for Marina, and I'm sad that I'm leaving.  But I'm also excited to get back on the PCT.  Sitting on the 28th floor of a high rise in Manhattan, with taxi horns honking below, makes the thought of being in the desert tomorrow even more surreal.

It will be interesting to see how much the water situation has changed in the last six days.  It had just rained a bunch before we started, and all known water sources were full.  But the next stretch has less water, and there's been a week of dry weather.

For those keeping track, I'm heading back to Mt Laguna, a tiny town about 60 miles from San Diego.  It's 43 trail miles from the border, which means 2612 or so to go!

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