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    - [second draft: May 13, 2004]
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    .First Posted: March 27, 2004.

     
    path After a 3 month quest of trying to Beat Car Dealer (and making up my mind and justifying a replacement for my Cherokee, a friend of 4 years), I was in the mountains again. At 8000ft only a few clues remained of the waist-deep snow from 2 weeks ago. The weather was pleasantly warm at 4pm -- a late start, and yet -- there is no late start. If I didn't come at all, this would be early.

    Within minutes of walking uphill, i noticed something on the ground -- it was a camouflage-colored arrow. Something to mark on my GPS -- will it still be here a year from now? I noticed the bent metal tip and the bend in the arrow as i stuck it into a tree stump. My trail lead me uphill in between trees. It was so much easier now without the snow. But it's all good, with or without snow. I haven't even walked for 20 minutes when i arrived at a relative peak, EAT -- which was a perfect spot to eat at.

    Afterwards there was a sort-of trail to follow in the new flat terrain. LIE8000 was a spot from 2 weeks ago.

    At EOT (End of Trail or my last spot before turning back), the sun slowly hid behind the horizon, and the approaching darkness signaled a need to return. I decided to navigate by intuition. Let's see if i need the GPS other than for drawing pictures of paths traveled. I wanted to put myears of outdoor experience to a test. Not that I actually trained my senses, or had to use them before. I was nevertheless confident that the eyars of night wandering and getting lost rubbed off some path finding abilities.

    As I backtracked my footsteps, one step at a time, the sun was already behind the horizon. I couldn't actually see any of my footprints, but my sense of intiution confirmed my direction of travel. It was an easy path from the car, and I have been following an easy path now. Sure I wanted to head at 90 degrees left instead, down and up the hill, but i couldn't see an easy path that way. So I'm ok. Just fiiiine. Peace of cake.

    After an hour of walking through somewhat familiar territory, I saw something particular ahead of me -- a house. A house? Holy schnikes where did that come from? There was no house closeby before. Hmmmmmm, was it hidden by a hill? Maybe i am a little bit off, maybe? I heard voices and a barking animal, but in a different direction than the house. Okkkkkkkkkk, time for Mr GPS. I was way off -- the car wasn't anywhere close. My GPS dictated walking straight towards the barking -- just a dog hopefully? As i approached the barking, hardly making out a dark shape 200 yards ahead, it turned out to be a dog by another house. "Cora Bella!" ............. "Cora Bella!!!!!!!" A nice name for a dog. The owner's voice didn't calm down the dog which must have thought her favorite bone was in my leg.

    I was now on a road which was tracked while i was driving. Finding the car without a GPS would have taken more time. But is that a bad thing? Would i have turned left or right on the road? Getting lost is not always a bad thing. A little fear in your eyes never hurt anyone. Adventure comes in many shapes and sizes.

    ................pictures..........September maybe :-)

    The day's statistics were:
    Distance: 3.38 miles Moving Time: 1h 25min Stopped Time: 1h 22min Moving Average: 2.4mph
    #Pursue Passion#
    .First Posted: March 27, 2004.

     
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