Angel To Angel


The morning began nicely with scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, and fresh fruit courtesy of the trail angels near Bucks Lake. Honeybuzz and I eased off to a late start when his pack’s shoulder strap snapped on the way out the door and had to be sewn, staplegunned, and duct taped together, so we didn’t hit the trail until nearly 11 a.m. No big deal, except 27.5 miles remained to Belden, where another trail angel might pick us up. Could we make it in time?

Of course. We practically ran across the entire Bucks Lake Wilderness and arrived in Belden, a tiny town known for regular three-day raves and biker gatherings, in time for burgers at the local restaurant with two other hikers, Turbo and Furious. The waiter brought four separate pitchers of water without prompting, a nice touch. Then we called the local trail angel and he happily picked the four of us up, dropping us at a cabin with beds, showers, kitchen, the works. Two angels in two days! This trail is too easy…

2 replies
  1. Jeanbb
    Jeanbb says:

    Well, it beats the alternative and it seems like you have had your share of hard times on the trail…enjoy it!

  2. Hyla Lipson
    Hyla Lipson says:

    Your journey is so stunning. I am so happy you are sharing it with us. Thank you – for your inspiration and your cleverness and your youth!
    By the way – do you know Chris Korbulic? He’s the extreme kayaker. I’m good friends with his Mom. You two need to know each other. Maybe when you get home!

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