243 Ave. Rd., Toronto
Two Walkers Made It
I learned about a couple that
survived a 4-month walk from Mexico to Canada along the Continental Divide. In
2017, I crossed the Divide in Colorado and it was at that location that a journalist
caught up with me and said, “You’re on the highest point at this watershed. If
you pee here, half of the fluid will go to the Atlantic and the other will flow
to the Pacific.”
In any event, the American couple
trekking this heroic trail exercised true social distancing with their
backpacking. Their names? Tim Beissinger and Renee Miller. Tim said he lost 42
pounds after the completion of the hike, which passes through Yellowstone
National and Glacier National Parks, as well as the Rocky Mountains.
From my experience, long walks do
help to reduce extra blubber and if you chant a lot along the way you also
decrease some karma.
It’s interesting how Tim and
Renee arranged their meals. Much of the area they trekked was desert, so how
did they manage? Well, they dehydrated 100 homemade meals and mailed them out
to the various towns they planned to pass on their hike. That was smart.
Overall, their feat (on their
feet) motivated a lot of folks to increase their walking. Personally, I believe
that a trek undertaken like theirs is an inspiration. Walks like these
encourage introspection and we can use a lot of that type of therapy in this
day and age. You take a break from this crazy world. Let’s get sane through
May the Source be with you!