Thursday, March 27, 2008


Hello everyone,

We've had a good stop here at Damascus. I got some trail shoes and a great sleeping bag for the summer months. I'm sending home that old zero degree bag that was a hefty sack of old down, and replacing it with a new one that weighs about 1 pound 6 ounces! The past few days have been amazing. It was 72 degrees here today. Spring is coming out and Phil and I even put some wild onions in with our Mac and Cheese. Yum. I'm reading Hatchet by Gary Paulson which is pretty inspiring. Its a little more chilled out than "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer. That book was awesome, and really put a few things in perspective- like if theres any discomfort out here in the woods I just say, well at least its not Everest where the climbers of 1996 experienced -100 degress wind chill and barely any oxygen.

We keep meeting all kinds of people... some fun, some really chilled out, some completely nuts. I took a shower today for the first time in a while. It felt good, but I don't really mind it either way anymore. The zero day in Damascus has made us a little restless. Can't wait to get back out on the trail and see those Virginian wild Ponies.


Anonymous said...

hey there, so now that ur in VA i think its time to plan a certain point where I can meet with you guys. I can meet up on april 11,12,13. so i need to think about where you guys are gonna be. If you could give me a certain time and place i can try and make it. if u can get to a phone call me 203 921-8554. u can then tell me if u guys want anything. i really want to do this so lets try and make it happen. shred the nar


Anonymous said...

Now that maybe the worst weather is behind you, I'm starting to wish I were there, too. Wild onions, huh? Do you eat the flower part, too? What about dandelion greens? They are best when they are young. Have you seen any rhodies or mountain laurel in bloom, yet?