At Celebrate Anza, 2022, I gathered 19 postcards from hikers to their mothers for Mother’s Day — 13 within the US and six international.
It was a warm, sunny day on April 30 … a perfect day for a trailside lunch barbecue. The menu featured grilled burger, teriyaki chicken and rice, and four kinds of pie. Several hikers posed to show their preference for root beer over the other sodas on offer.
The puppies were also a hit, especially with some of the local 4-H kids invited to the event.
With this last entry and only a few blank pages left, this trail register was swapped out for a new one.
I’ve been fostering two litter mate puppies since March 22. I got them from Riverside County Department of Animal Services as seven week olds and they have turned into wonderful little pups.
The pups have been incredibly popular with hikers, and it appears word of their existence has been widely published in hiker Facebook, to the point that some hikers ask, when they see me, whether the puppies are around. If I have them with me, much snuggling ensues.
Gillian Larson was the first PCT thru rider to pass by my place in 2022. She stopped by during the Easter Monday event to water her horse. Gillian successfully thru rode the PCT in 2014 and 2016, then thru rode the Continental Divide Trail in 2018. She’s doing the PCT again in 2022, this time with new horses. Good luck, Gillian!