Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kissing the Desert Goodbye

Back on the trail above Mojave, technically entering the southern tip
if the Sierras. Thanks again to Dad for picking us up and Mom for
dropping us off. It's weird, but the trail feels like home - except
we're out of shape after all that sitting around and eating in Santa
Barbara!

Next stop: Walker Pass. For real this time.

Blessings to Mark as he starts his sabbatical, and double blessings to
everyone covering for him!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What All Of You Wish Would Happen



It's Steve & Jane with a Fainer baby! Don't get your hopes up folks. Little David Harrison Fainer finally had the honor of meeting his fine Aunt and Uncle over Memorial Day Weekend in Santa Barbara.

Jane and I were planning on leaving the trail this Friday or Saturday for nearly a week to let the snow melt and get some rest, but I was burnt out after the heat, wind and rain/thunder so we came home this past Saturday. We knew Ian & Lea would also be in town so it was perfect.

The hardest thing was saying goodbye to Cactus and Blackfoot who trudged on and will skip ahead north of the Sierras the middle of next week. They will then hike to Canada and return to the Sierras by hiking South from Tahoe. In this way, they will finish atop Mt. Whitney. Blackfoot hiked the AT and that trail goes from Spring Mountain to Mt. Katahdin. He likes ending things on mountaintops. We like ending things with bureaucratic red tape, that is, post-9/11 international borders.

Tomorrow, back to the trail to meet a whole new herd of people.

I will delete this post sooner or later

I am merely acknowledging some recent changes to the blog, some of them more commercial than others. What can I say? I am a sellout for food money :)
A shocking amount of our savings is spent on the insatiable appetite of the LandShark.