Howdy Folks. This is another interlude post because i would rather write a little bit about some current affairs than finish the tech series at this moment. I do promise that the tech series shall be completed and that some posts about drinking and sobriety will follow. For now, suffice it to say that i hit 5 months sober on June 27 and i feel good.
I continue to be very excited about doing a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hike next year. It stays on my mind. To that end, i am still reading guide books, slowly acquiring and testing new gear, and working on conditioning.
Prior to deciding to prepare for this hike, I tended to walk at least 3-4 miles a day without leaving my neighborhood. I have been casting about for longer and more interesting walks that do not require driving.
I found a few nice 3-5 mile treks and a pretty 8-9 mile course, but i still craved more distance.
After a little experimentation, i found a very nice 13 mile walk through farmland situated among the rolling hills for which Lancaster County is known.
Many of my “most recent” posts and series have been a little light on the pics, so this post will take the opposite approach. Without further ado some of the sights along the way…
And a little video of my cow buddies. I have also started feeding them, but have not figured out how to manage feeding and filming them at the same time…
I urge you to click on Iron Bridge 3 to see a larger version and check out the placid water and mirror effect upstream from the small rapids.
A nice place to stop for a few minutes about 4.5 miles in to the trek.
The big walk takes me about 4 hours and 15 minutes with one short rest break, which means that i am often chasing the sun towards the end and do not have enough light for pics during the last 4 miles, but i will work on that. Walk on buddies!