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May 19th, 2006
12:26 pm
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Now in Big Bear City
10 percent done
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265 miles sure feels like a lot of walking. If I was planning for a hike that long as a separate, complete trip, I would be feeling a hell of a lot of accomplishment right now. But with a PCT thru-hike, this is really just the first milestone of a much, much larger undertaking.

It's worth celebrating, but it's also a sobering reminder of just how much more there is to do.

More later; I'll be in town at least another 24 hours. I need to make room arrangements for tonight, and visit a doctor about some persistent numbness in my right foot. I really hope it's nothing serious.

Current Location: Big Bear City, Calif.
Current Mood: depressedweary

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Date:May 19th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
Allow me to be the first to offer you a hearty congratulations!
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Date:May 19th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, and I'm very glad that you're seeing a doctor; you do *not* want to be messing around with your health on a venture like this at all, at all. Of course, the doctor will probably tell you to "take it easy" for a while, as in "not walk twenty miles a day". :P You might want to think about scheduling a doctor's visit in the next town you hit, Just In Case (TM).

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Date:May 19th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! It is a very large milestone indeed, and should not simply be brushed off because of the greater journey ahead. I envy you, and hope that one day I can have the time (and strength!) to do something like this. (Had a friend at old-work that took a year off to do the AT, I don't think I could do that anytime in the near future). o.o

On a side note -- 10% is a big accomplishment, and should be celebrated, but did you have to resurrect the bloody blink tag??? ;)
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Date:May 19th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
Woah. Old school Baxil blinky-text! Well played, old man, well played.
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Date:May 20th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Thanks. ;)

Apropos of nothing, can you get ahold of kadyg regarding that check from our old apartment complex? Since you and I have to co-sign it, some coordination will be required. More so since I'm out on the trail and all.
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Date:May 19th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)

Go Baxil! Go Baxil! Go Baxil!
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Date:May 20th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
I need to make room arrangements for tonight, and visit a doctor about some persistent numbness in my right foot. I really hope it's nothing serious.

Probably just a nerve that's being pinched by an ill-fitting shoe.

And, congratulations.
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Date:May 20th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
That's what they said, pretty much.

And, thanks!
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Date:May 20th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)

Sweetie -

I have a bunch of photos that you sent me loaded into Scrapbook. I was going to link to them yesterday, then the whole day went to hell. Feel free to do it yourself or to change any of my witty captions.

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Date:May 20th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Sweetie -

I don't think I'm going to have the time to do it before leaving Big Bear. Feel free to announce them or have me do it at Baycon. I'll recaption later.
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Date:May 20th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
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Date:May 20th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
Congrats .. I hope your foot is okay, though.
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