[A Rider Brother Journey: This is part of a ten-part serialization of the story of a special hike I made with my Brother in 1989. It is based on a journal entry I made on August 19, 1989. It was recently revised into this semi-haibun format.]
The full text of the story to-date.
After endless switching back and forth we eventually reach the valley floor. The sun has been behind clouds for much of the day but as we reach the highway it comes out with a big smile. With tired bones we hike along the highway. We get a ride in the back of a truck to the bridge. Gord jogs to the car while I wait at the bridge with our gear. When we reach back home it is a joy to see everyone again and to tell of our journey. Gord cooks a nice pot of miso with the puff-balls from our packs.
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