Trail Notes

caution: this trail is over 60 kilometres in length
to reach the end
tramp through deadfall and gorge, trip over clatters of glacial scree
imprint the tread of your hiking boot into a geology of retreat

it is intended for fully equipped, experienced backpackers
find your iliac crest
settle your pack on your hips, hitch, loosen slightly before starting out, close the car door

know how to use navigational tools
legend – in the beginning; scale – awe

advise someone where you are going
magnetic north, northwestward, toward …

whom to contact in an emergency
if water fills your lungs, if fire leaps from tree to tree
if a dream bear swipes her paw across your face
if you are bushed

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