Tour2020

Tour 2020 – Island Hopping 2|3

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 Two yellow orioles fill kingfisher-green willows with song. Egrets climb away into crystalline skies, lone trail of white. At my window: thousand-autumn snows on western peaks. At my gate: boats bound ten thousand miles to eastern seas. – Du Fu, translated by David Hinton San Juan Island has the largest amount of available forest riding with three separate wooded areas that are all in roughly the same region.…

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Tour2020

Tour 2020 – Island Hopping 1|3

  Introduction To go out on pilgrimage, to wander unencumbered by our daily burdens, this I felt was essential, but how to do so in these times was the question. Times being what they are I didn’t feel that extensive touring was appropriate and the ideal trip would be more in the backcountry where there are few people and lots of space. This led to my summer backpacking trip on Washingtons Wilderness Coast.  At the…

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