posted Nov 23, 2015, 7:58 AM by Paul Wagner

M hard at work, boiling water in the kitchen.©

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA, and we thought we'd take just a minute to mention some of the things we are grateful for: 

Top among those are our apparent good health, and the fact that we have each other and continue to be in love after 38 years of marriage.  We wish all of you the same.

We're also enormously grateful for the fact that we live in a  place and time that allows us to enjoy the beauty of  nature when and where we would like, with wonderful national parks, forests, and wilderness areas. 

And we should mention the many people who have joined us in our celebration of the wilderness, from those on the various backpacking message forums, to those we have taken along on a hike .  We thank you all