When a bird sounds like a jet plane

I went for a walk in the jungle at dawn. Alone. Of course I did. Still jet lagged and awake at at 5am, it seemed sensible to be up and ready at the gate of Tikal National Park in time for the 6am opening. With no electricity and not a huge amount to do during that hour, I was early,…

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Hiking, PCT 2015, Travels

Day1: Campo to kickoff

I hiked alone for most of the day. The early start was great and the clouds kept the temperature down until around 11:30am by which time I’d done 14 miles. Little did I know the last 6 miles left to Lake Morena would be the hardest of the day. There is no water at all in the first 20 miles…

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