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Little Update

I aborted my big Spring thru hike because of weather and taxes. Meh.

Instead, I finished a solo tour of old mines in the Inyo mountain range of central California west of Death Valley. The “Lonesome Miner Trail” — what the late Wendell Moyer* called it — is 40-50 miles of rough, hard-to-follow disused trail involving somewhere near 17,000 vertical feet of elevation gain/loss.

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This gorgeous, state-of-the-art Crissey State Park building (I call it “my office” because I use the wifi occasionally) has been abandoned in turn by the Forest Service then by @TravelOregon, now sits mostly shut thanks to federal and state budget cuts. What are our priorities? Write your representatives if you care about something. And get… continue reading

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