On The Trail, Two Years Ago…

1286.6 / 2652.6 miles 48.5% North Fork Feather River Campsite 1286.6
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:45 pm
Location: North Fork Feather River Campsite 1286.6 (1286.6 miles)

Our alarms were set for 5 am this morning, but even when they went off, we didn’t budge. It wasn’t until 6 am that we even started to get up.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 11:10 pm

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