I found the Andersons Hiker Heaven is a transdimensional vortex and requires a sonic screwdriver to exit . Had I known that i would not be here now .
Big Toe may have to leave the trail . This is serious ! I was sad talking to him even about the possibility of potentialy maybe not hiking on together . We are good friends now I tell him honestly it wouldn’t be the same without him .
Fingers crossed .
Big Toe is back from the quacks , and he has meds. But bestest of all he has a smile , his swagger is back , and he smiles when i tell him he has lost a bit of wheigt .
Im going to see him again ‘firther on up the roooaaad … Further ooon up the roooaaaoood ‘!
Im full of gratitude .. I will kick on to the ‘Andersons Hiker Heaven’ tommorow .A twenty mile jaunt i will try tommorow .
I get the good fortune to catch up with Sofar-Sogood and Wildfire . I make some new friends in the trailer kitchen and meet ‘Not guilty’ and ‘Dont axe!’, the latter being a Southbounder who was a great laugh !!
New friends are met but some connections still grow deeper . I tell Wing it and Guss id like to do the Sierras with them . We are becoming ‘Solid’ and that feels like gold .
The Sierra High pass is a story often discussed over the fire or in a circle after food . We are looking at the snow pack , how many people have done the section already, what equipment is best and where are the turn offs . I am growing with the answers . The pathway is illuminating.. It wants to be walked .
Making friends on the pathway is an imense blessing .
We learn much of ourselves when we observe our behavious when we are seperated momentarily or extendedly from these friends .
Zday is something when nothing happens not even a blister count !