Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sad news, and a break from the trail

Marina's dad, Leon, died yesterday.  She made it back home in time to say goodbye to him first.  Please keep the Brevdo family in your thoughts in these sad days.

I got the news yesterday and got lucky by finding a ride right when I hiked into Mt Laguna.  An almost-full car of some really nice folks (Shrek, Condor, Freefall, and (not sure of this one) All or Nothing) heading back from ADZPCTKO to Oregon.  They took me as far as the Ontario airport (somewhere in the LA basin) and I got on some planes overnight to JFK.  Now I am about to take the train to Connecticut.  The funeral is tomorrow.  I'll figure out logistics of getting back to the trail later on; it will still be there.


  1. Very sorry to hear this. I'm sure you have many options in NYC if you need to stay there a night to make a flight back, but if a couch in Manhattan is useful at any point you're of course welcome to ours.

    1. Thanks for the offer! I'm staying at my parents' place in NYC. Would be great to see you guys if time allows but not really sure what the plan is at this point.

  2. Hey Dan- I am glad you were able to make it back so quickly. Please give Marina a big hug for me.

  3. So sorry to hear this. My condolences to both of you.

  4. I'm very sorry too. I can also offer a couch and words of comfort, if they are wanted. Hugs to all.

  5. I'm so sorry too. I'm just finding out now. My thoughts & prayers are with both of you & Marina's family as well.