My Annual Thanksgiving Day Hike

My Annual Thanksgiving Day Hike

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The PCT north of Walker Pass

After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.G.M. Trevelyan

Each year for Thanksgiving I do a hike in the morning, turkey in the afternoon.  My Thanksgiving tradition includes three of my favorite things, hiking, cooking and eating.  So this year I did twelve miles on the PCT heading north out of Walker Pass and then to steal from Arlo Guthrie, ate a Thanksgiving meal that couldn’t be beat.

The thing that I really love about this annual hike is the same thing I love about hiking in general.  The ability to get out, stretch myself physically, to get out of my head for a few hours.  The absolute joy of sitting on the side of a mountain experiencing natural quiet, the chance meeting of a couple of hikers.  Mountain therapy as I call it, is a really magnificent tonic.

So here’s a few photos from my hike, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving  my friends, I’m grateful for all of your support.  ~ Rev Kane

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Looking down over Kern County

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Rev Kane on the PCT

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Fuzzy little plants

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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