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Almost to Santa Fe


Today didn’t go as planned. I took the train to Kewa Pueblo where I stopped last night. The goal was to take a trail over to La Bajada Hill. Unfortunately, a bunch of people told me not to walk that way as the Bureau of Indian Affairs patrol the area and it wouldn’t be good. I had to alter my course by going out of the way by five miles toward the I-25 highway. The Route was nice as I encountered wild cows walking in the neighborhood.

I made it to the freeway and had to go two exits to a frontage road. For the first time I actually walked with traffic on the freeway. After a few miles, Kelly pulled over and was worried about me walking on the freeway. He also said God tells him who he should give rides to and today I was the one.

Jelly dropped me off at the next off-ramp and I walked toward Santa Fe. Unfortunately, I missed La Bajada Hill.

The walk was beautiful and the forecast was a lot of rain. In contrast to yesterday, I was prepared with rain jacket. It did not rain until the last half hour of my walk. It was warm and I was over dressed.

I made it to my ending destination after 20 miles. The storm finally came in. The clouds were beautiful.

5 more miles to finish my trek to Santa Fe.

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I have recently retired after 30 years in law enforcement and a few years in the private sector. I have always enjoyed walking form place to place.  One of my favorite assignments was working overtime in our tourist area.  It was a blast to walk around for about 7 hours throughout the Downtown area.

In 2016, I read a book, "Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge.  In November of 2016, I decided to do my "walkabout" with God from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles.  I had a blast walking along the Pacific Coast.  It was a beautiful experience.  I learned so many things on this walk.  The main lesson was God was talking to me, I just was not listening.  He was there with me on my walk, I just was not realizing the signs.

I have always been intrigued about walking the PCT, AFT, the Continental Divide and Appalachian Trial.  The one trip that stuck out with me was walking across the United States.