Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Not far from the start and a chapters end.

Front, Main, Division and Peach. We have walked along numbered, lettered and famed. Monday we left from the avenue of No Name into a cloudless day walking the maximum I can in a day. Nice (the dog) did get break though. He was picked up and relaxed in a fine home by another of Minnesota's ten thousand lakes while I shouldered the World the last few miles thru the honeycomb of roads until I found myself at the edge of exhaustion. When I have walked this far in a day I usually pay with aching bones the next. We are a few days walk from the beginning of the Mississippi, headed into the wilds of the Northlands of Minnesota. My bones don't hurt from yesterdays eighteen miles and more but Nice is very comfortable on the couch where we are a guest and I might be hard pressed to leave. We are so close to the headwaters, the beginning of something great.
Walk and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

It would be nice if you could post a picture on your blog of you standing at the Mississippi headwaters, along with Nice the dog and World.

Jerry Eklund said...

It was great to run into you on Monday, south of Akeley. I enjoyed our short chat.
Safe travels!