Thursday, April 29, 2004

Happy Birthday !

I missed a few birthdays since I was rushing to get to the trail.
Tuna 4/19
Hans and Pete 4/22
Belle Starr 4/25

In Campo CA there is a Border Patrol station. When I walked behind it I noticed about a hundred or so illegal aliens in a holding pen. One of the BP agents pointed the way to the trail and said " watch out for the aliens." So I responded "will they abduct me?" The agent had no sense of humor and said they might try and bum cigarettes off of me and a few other stupid things.

They just want to work. They don't want to hastle the hikers.

Well the next morning, as I was getting close to Hauser creek, I hear what sounds like a heard of horses coming down the trail fast. Remember the PCT is graded for horses. So I stopped and stepped off the trail to see five illegal aliens running down the trail in heavy work boots, jeans, and flannel shirts. At ten or so it was already ninety degrees or so. The men ran by covered in sweat, smiled and waved. They crossed the dry creek and disappeared into the underbrush like a flock of turkeys.

Welcome to America, I thought as I climbed out of the canyon.
In the beginning

I took a bus to Campo CA it is about a mile from the Mexican border. I got off the bus and started for the trail and a BLM manager gave me a ride down to the border. Trail magic before the trail starts! Got to love that. Also he was able to take my picture at the monument. He had just finished doing trail maintenance. So for the first couple of miles there were no foot prints. It was like walking in a freshly raked sand trap.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Stinkyboy rides again !

I am on the PCT. I have hiked about 78 miles so far. I have less than 2500 miles left. There are amazing views all day long but no cover from the sun. I am a little sunburned. I just got into my first town. Julian CA. I don't have much time today. I am hoping. to post a few stories tomorrow. For those of you that don't know I call my pack Stinkyboy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Monday, April 12, 2004

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Jello Biafra

Have you ever had a song in your head? Somtimes I get names in my head. Over and over again. I knew the name Jello Biafra but I did not know why. It turns out after the Kent State debacle he said "be the media" I love that statement. I want to say he was in the Dead Kenedies but I think I am wrong.

Monday, April 05, 2004

Tuna would not be happy with my facial hair

Hell I am not happy with it either!
I made the big time

The Calpundit adressed me by name.

Saturday, April 03, 2004

Mona Lisa

I saw a lady tonight that had a certain je ne sais qua. She had a smile on her face the whole time she was in the bar but she never exposed her teeth. Wow, I was enamored. She was nowhere near a classic beauty, it was the damn smile. Perhaps now I understand the Mona Lisa.

Friday, April 02, 2004


Does anyone think things are getting better? The folks in Fulujah do not appear happy with the American occupation. I am not going to link to the nasty pictures. or articles. But damn when are they going to throw roses? Bring the boys and girls home.
Hikers smell

I just pulled my sleaping bag out to wash it. I smelled the wonderfull smell. I might wash it a second time.

Thursday, April 01, 2004


Fennel. It is OK in small amounts but it can be over powering. I just had pizza with sausage and the fennel was overpowering. Damn!
National Park Crisis

I just heard a report on NPR that the National Parks are in trouble. The damn congress will not fund them! The congress will buy new nuclear bombs for more than it will take to fund the National Parks. Do we need more nuclear bombs? I think not.