We left our home in the snow and it appears we have made a circle. We’re back in the snow. Spring came and left in a hurry, summer stayed longer than expected, fall lingered and we grew comfortable, until winter crashed the party and chased us for a few thousand kilometers until we tripped and stumbled. Alas! Winter eventually gets all of us. However, recently winter may have coughed and sneezed…Let us hope we don’t have too much more snow between now and Mexico.
We have been to so many places during the “off season”. Yellowstone was empty. The Winds of Wyoming vacant. The crowds of Colorado gone. It was mid-way through Colorado when we ran into our first hikers since the middle of Montana. Yes, you read that correctly. We walked 2000 kilometers before we saw other hikers. They emerged out of the mist and snow, like phantoms. We were eating lunch. I nearly dropped it in shock. Although they were just day hikers, to us they meant so much more. For once, there were other walkers. We weren’t alone.