Greetings bluespiderweb, Yes it's been some time. I hope you are well and happy. I'm looking for a couple of new bins so I knew where to go to get even more confused lol.
Walking that two or three hours is all due unfortunately now to Opiate meds as I have a nerve disease that causes lots of pain and numbness in my body and especially my feet. I'm old finally and have to face these things. But without my dogs, my binos and the mountains I don't think life would have much worth for me so let's keep hoping the dogs and I can keep walking. We are having an unusually warm sunny winter here so it's been great. It's over 60 degrees today and sunny which is perfect for hiking at around 3000 ft. Yesterday I saw a Pileated woodpecker. There are a pair that nest near me.
Beneath the civilized veneer, man remains the supreme predator. Cursed with what he believes is understanding, his true soul blossoms godlike in the heart of the nuclear inferno.