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Thoughts on Southern California Hiking

My planned 3 week odyssey along the PCT in southern California came to a premature end due to a severe shin splint that still has me hobbling about a week and a half later.  But I wanted to give some final thoughts on hiking this section of the trail.  It was really quite a different experience than I had anticipated. Community While I sometime hike with a companion, most commonly I hike alone, and enjoy the solitude of the experience.  While I will visit briefly with anyone I meet on the trail, I have never before developed any kind of …

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Profound Thoughts of a Long Distance Runner

Running gives a person lots of time to think since it is pretty challenging to watch TV or read a book while dodging cars in the early morning fog. There is not really much else to do besides think and devise solutions to the problems that plague our world today. So here, in no particular order, are the things I can remember thinking about during this mornings 2 hour run.