Dear Friend & LBR Gary W. is off on an adventure with his hiking buddy, Al. I'm not quite sure why they chose the route they did--it's an odd one. They left yesterday morning from a place called "Beaverhead"about 15 miles from Sedona. They hiked up onto a plateau that's locally called "The Ramp Basalts." Then they began a cross country route through some heavy juniper forest.
How do I know their route? well, that's what makes this an interesting vicarious hiking trip. Gary is a red hot user of SPOT. He's on the SPOT all the time when he's hiking. SPOT sends out a GPS signal and it's encoded somehow on a web page and you can actually watch the progress of someone's hike. No kidding.
Click here to watch Gary and Al's hike. You can click on the "Satellite" view for a much better idea of the terrain they are hiking. You can also zoom in by clicking the little "+" sign. I think their hike ends late Monday and I'm not quite sure about their destination. It's going to be interesting to watch this one unfold. I'll add some notes about Gary & Al later but right now I am in the middle of packing stuff for our trip.