Saturday, August 6, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 8-7-11

Saturday Update and Shadow Shot 2 ~ 8-6-11
Buddy is making steady progress. He told me the nights were in the 60’s which was wonderful and the days in the mid 80’s. The best part of all of this for me is his having the iPhone and being able to talk to him as he is progressing. When he did the Appalachian Trail he didn’t have the luxury of a phone. Now he has them both tied up into one. The solar charger is working great. He recommends it highly. So far no complaints out of the guy. He is "a very happy camper"...though I guess I should say “a very happy hiker.”

I would say this shot has HAPPY written all over it :-)

David Logan Shelter on the Long Trail
I needed to add some texture to this shot because it was so light. Because these shots are basically my letters from the trail, I used Kim Klassen’s light paper texture which had writing on it. If you look, you can see the shadows inside the shelter. Buddy told me he had spent a great night there. When I asked him why, he told me he was all alone and had the entire place to himself. That is a true hiker for you. 

Steve from RI....Another hiker on the Long Trail...He managed to capture some shadows here, too.

Close by David Logan Shelter ~ 155 miles to go

One of the views Bud experienced today...

"My father considered a walk among the mountains 
as the equivalent of churchgoing.” 
 ~Aldous Huxley

This post is linked with Shadow Shot Sunday. I did not take the photos. Buddy took them with his iPhone and were all SOOC except for the shelter one.


  1. Looks like he is doing well. More great pictures!

  2. Thank God for the solar charger and all our technology!

  3. He looks so much more comfortable now than he did in that bus station. Thank you for the update. "sigh"

  4. It certainly looks like Buddy is a happy hiker. It's great to see that technology keeps you in close contact while he's away. Loved the quote!

  5. Buddy does indeed look like a happy hiker. He must be in great physical condition to do all that hiking. And, brave too. I like my "me" time alot, but I think out in the middle of no where, I would want some company. He is seeing some beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks like a fun adventures it is.

  7. I know, I know, it's 2:00 in the morning, but a severe thunderstorm has me up and about for a while, though I think the worst of it went North...whew...I used to be a hiker, big time when I lived in Colorado, but these days I'm more of a chicken herder...but kudos to Buddy for making that arduous trip, I've heard of the many attempts, but he certainly looks determined. Thanks for stopping by and the wonderful comments and not to worry, your big boy will be home soon with many a tale to tell...and beautiful shots as well!

  8. Those are surely luxurious sleeping quarters! :-)

  9. A very happy hiker, and super shadow shots which let us share his journey.

  10. he looks like a happy camper/hiker! nice to be able to hike along with him!

  11. I'm so wanting to hike this now, after seeing these photos. and I'm glad he's having a good hike so far. that shot of the shelter is really great, and those blue berries too. Steve from R.I. looks an interesting person, happy too. but Buddy looks so happy, that's fantastic. thanks for sharing the photos Genie. I'm loving this. I hope you're having a great weekend.

  12. Hiya,
    It is quite moving really, this long distance visual contact.
    And good that there was a long-legged hiker to take this portrait of true joy for you to see.

  13. What a great thing to do! Technology is certainly wonderful when one can hike a wild area and send back pictures along the way!

    BTW, I love the last post, too!

  14. Oh no, alone in the shelter like that...I'd be afraid of all kinds of animals...eeek!
    But it's great if he's happy! :)

  15. Genie, Three weeks IS a long time. With cell phones, computers and skype, it's almost like he is there with you. I know he will have a great time. Do you have some teaching jobs lined up for the near future? School is starting soon--where did the summer go!!! I usually drive by the school I used to teach at, and feel bad for a minute or two. I then remember how much I enjoy my free time. Have a great week. Mickie

  16. It's great that he can be in touch with you even though he's away from "civilization."

  17. What a gorgeous photograph this is Genie! Such wonderful softness and so beautifully composed.

    I also went back some, and read about this amazing adventure. That is one hike, and it looks like a beautiful one. I am glad that all is going well.

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!


  18. He is sleeping real rough. My son's sleeping bag looks like this.