I have a beach in Idaho

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Of course, it isn’t MY beach. But it is so unexpected and so welcoming, that after a week of travel, gear transfers, and trail work, it’s my little slice of calm and relaxation.

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When I first spotted this oasis, I thought I was hallucinating. We had just finished a full day’s work of brushing and tread repair over five miles of trail and I was exhausted. Visions of sunbathing and toe dipping carried me that last mile to base camp with happy plans to return on the next day for some relaxing!

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You might think that after 16 miles of hiking and trail work over two days, hiking a mile along the same route on my off day is just plain silly. Well, so is the thought of a beach in Idaho. But here we are! Sometimes ya just gotta go where your spirit takes you. The course sand is a treat for my toes long bunched up in hiking boots and my aching feet only briefly rejected the frigid chill of the Snake River.

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…written from my little slice of sand.

Are ya coming with me?

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