"Our Hike" by Robin Grapa
Wild… the movie

Wild… the movie

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I’m really excited to see Wild, the movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book. If you haven’t read it, give it a go. I really enjoyed it for the whole story – not just because a trail I deeply love is a big part of it.

The thing is, there’s been some negative talk about Strayed’s book and the movie throughout the thru-hiking community. I haven’t read all of the comments because I tend…

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Bonneville salt flats sunrise #2.
Looking south. Every pastel color in existence. Right there, in the sky.

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Bonneville salt flats sunrise #2.
Looking south. Every pastel color in existence. Right there, in the sky.

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Bonneville salt flats sunrise #1.
It was incredibly stunning. These photos are crap but the best my phone could do.

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Bonneville salt flats sunrise #1.
It was incredibly stunning. These photos are crap but the best my phone could do.

I had a few extra minutes to play in the salt flats today. Ahh, the truckin’ life. Love it! :)

I had a few extra minutes to play in the salt flats today. Ahh, the truckin’ life. Love it! :)

A salt flats mini adventure. I was able to run with my eyes closed!

Adam’s Spam mac n cheese results. So yummy!

Adam’s Spam mac n cheese results. So yummy!

Mmmmm… Adam’s making Jetboiled Spam mac n cheese at a rest area in Nebraska. It’s a good life.

Mmmmm… Adam’s making Jetboiled Spam mac n cheese at a rest area in Nebraska. It’s a good life.

Sometimes ya just need a minute… or thirty…

Sometimes ya just need a minute… or thirty…

Real cowboys! We had to stop for a cattle drive - that’s a new one! I love the frickin’ mountains.

Real cowboys! We had to stop for a cattle drive - that’s a new one! I love the frickin’ mountains.

A beautiful day to love my job.

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Not a bad view, hey? I’m sitting here in the driver’s seat of our truck, enjoying a little down time as I wait for a call saying my load is ready and a door assignment. The sky is blue outside our “mobile office” windows, the mountains are natural, comforting shades of browns and dark greens, and they’re gradually rising up from fields of already-harvested crops – cut short and glowing in bright…

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