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Pierre Provost "Jackrabbit" Paul Dally
City: Vancouver
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 1, 2019
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
Start: Vancouver WA
End: Vancouver WA
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 2,120.5
People Met: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 545
Journal Visits: 8,697
Guestbook Views: 146
Guestbook Entrys: 31

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reflective trail sign and the trail at dusk

November 3, 2019 Post-Hike Entry #2


From: Pierre and Betsy

Subject: Post Hike entry #2

Sunday November 3, 2019
Back at the ranch now in Vancouver, we have been organizing and cleaning our gear and getting back into our normal life. I am so thankful that we built in some days for re-entry after the trail, a potentially very stressful time. The to-do list has been seemingly endless and I haven???t even been to work yet!

Tonight we are connecting with some friends for dinner, even having them over and doing some cooking: it has been a while!

I usually don???t remember much of my dreams but I have been having all sorts of trail dreams, mostly of hypnotic walking through nature with a trail in front of me. Betsy asked me what the feeling was associated with the dreams, (probably the most important aspect of any dream) and I remembered it being mostly neutral, I was just walking the trail. As they have before, I am sure these will fade. As will the muscled aspect of my feet which give me foot cramps if I am the least bit dehydrated.

We had our joyous reunion with our little hiking dog, Bongo, a 20# Boston Terrier. She hiked 1/2 the Appalachian trail with us in 2015 when she was 1.5 years old and this worked out great. We would have loved to have her on this hike but the logistics and the dry hot desert sections made no sense for her to come. It would have been about us, not Bongo???s welfare. She was in a great place with very dog friendly friends. Thanks Mary and James! You guys are the best!

People are always now asking what is the next thing. Not sure yet. The Camino? Arizona trail? I do not see a long trail in our future for a long while. We may knock out a few sections of the PCT that Betsy has not done yet, like the North Cascades or the Sierras (John Muir trail). There is so much wonderful wilderness around us.
Animal report: suburban flocks of geese

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