Peaceful Path of the U.S. TourA gracious “Thank You” to all you Pathfinders who followed the 10,000 Miles posts. I’ve enjoyed being your guide and hope the ride was interesting and entertaining. From pictures to journal I relived many incredible moments from the two month journey.

There is much written about life’s journeys and I can not compare to the many articulate writers and philosophers, but I leave you with this:

When your soul  needs fulfillment, pack your backpack, pack your tent, pack your car and connect with nature. Even if only for a night, a weekend, or a week, get remote as possible. Include children since many are connecting with the unnatural social environment. Let them be social with you and connect with the directions of the east, south, west, and north, the trees, the water, and the sky. Mountains and stones last forever, iProducts do not. Build a fire together, tell stories, watch the stars and sleep well.

Peace – Greg

More adventures to come…

Top Ten, Poll, Quotes and Favorite Pics

My Top Ten

  1. Most diverse park – Yellowstone
  2. Wildlife at distance – Wolves & Grizzly, Yellowstone
  3. Wildlife close up – Elk, Rocky Mountain N.P.; Bison, Yellowstone
  4. Most thought provoking park – Badlands
  5. Best campsite(s) – Camp 2 in Badlands & Gallatin National Forest
  6. Most nerve wracking – Scrambling at 2k ft. Sacajawea Ridge, Lost in Badlands, Off trail at Tetons
  7. Most humbling experience – Mexican home builders, Taos
  8. Most amazing sunsets – Bozeman
  9. Longest treks – Bike, Boulder – Brainard Lake & Climbing Middle Teton
  10. Hottest drive (No A/C!) – Houston to Wyoming – 108°

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Your time to vote!

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Favorite quotes on journeys:

Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”  ― Vera Nazarian

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” ― Anaïs Nin

“Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.” ― Santosh Kalwar

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”  ― Henry Ward Beecher

“I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.” ― Billy Joel

“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.” ― Walt Whitman

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