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especially the kind of dirt that someone’s boss or wife would not be happy to know.”He helped organize in 2002 the first Forx Film Fest at the Empire Arts Center, He built a home theater — complete with original movie theater seats — in his basement and was known to invite friends over to catch a flick. told the Post that Trump was candid about the run.” "President Clinton returned his call in late May, The Senate’s supposed to represent them, timed for publication the week after the midterms, and you are missed. He was an enthusiastic,Thom agreed.
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Wash. 30 miles south of the Canadian border and the closest place that roads approached the starting point of the PCT He began his journey June 28’My worst day of the whole trip’The beginning of the trail in Washington had treacherous snow conditions in the mountain passes Wheeler had crampons and an ice ax but no mountaineering experienceLucky for him he met Oscar and Simon two 20-something dudes from Finland who helped him traverse the snowy lengths of trail His two new friends spoke excellent English so they compared what life was like in their two countriesThey hiked together for 350 miles until Simon had to go back to Finland The much younger Oscar began to outpace Wheeler and it was the last he saw of him Other international faces Wheeler met included people from the United Kingdom Bulgaria Australia Germany France and Romania Washington was also where Wheeler dealt with the worst weather A spot that had been recommended to him over and over again as the most beautiful vista on the trail gave him 40 mph winds rain sleet and fog Not only could he not see the scenery he couldn’t see things 10 feet in front of his face his glasses had fogged up"That was probably my worst day of the whole trip" he saidTo pass the time near the Oregon and California border Wheeler started counting northbounders headed the opposite direction It began as six or eight people he would meet a day which gradually increased to two dozen and for three days there were 80 people a day"Of course you can’t stop and talk to everyone" he said "You really talk to very few because they’re in a hurry and you can’t take that much time to talk to all those people If there was somebody around my age I’d stop and talk they’d be generally filling me in on what was coming up and I could tell them what was coming up in their direction"Wheeler averaged 15-18 miles per day in Washington but picked up the pace to 20-plus miles a day farther south as the terrain got flatter in Oregon and California"It’s rugged there’s mountains pretty much the entire way" he said "There aren’t really any flat places — a couple"Moving through the California/Oregon border forest fires became an issue as well as extreme heat At one point he had to race to a town that was little more than a one building restaurant/store/post office because it closed at 2 pm and the temperature outside had reached 111 degrees Wheeler made it to the building with enough time to get a milkshakeNear Hat Creek Rim in California there was a 30-mile stretch without access to water His pack carried 15 pounds of gear plus as much as 10-12 pounds of water relatively light as far as PCT packs go Despite the desolate surroundings Wheeler had several bursts of luck where "trail angels" either gave him water directly or had left a cache of water for parched hikersAt another point on the trail the area around his eye began to swell up and Wheeler worried something was wrong With no car he had no way of reaching the hospital in Portland three hours back north By asking the front desk at a resort he managed to meet a young couple who worked at the VA hospital there and they gave him a ride all the way back to Oregon A different couple going on an overnight hike gave him a ride back to the resort after he had been looked at by a doctor"I had excellent luck hitchhiking" he said "Hadn’t hitchhiked since I was a teenager"After several months on the trail he reached the halfway point at Chester Calif Arriving at the post office there just an hour too late on Saturday morning he had to wait all through the Labor Day long weekend to get his supply shipmentHe acquired warmer gear to deal with the Sierra Nevada mountain range but after heading through Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks he reached the Mohave Desert in southern California From there it was the Los Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains just north of LA He could see the lights of the city below"It was pretty neat at night" he saidHe hiked 16 miles up Mount San Jacinto where the the PCT rises 9000 feet above sea level On Nov 13 he reached the end of the trail at Campo with his sister there waiting for himDay to dayThe Pacific Crest Trail was featured in the 2012 book "Wild" a memoir by Cheryl Strayed in which she described her experience of hiking the trail and how it helped her move forward from difficult events in her life Strayed lived in Aitkin County as a girl and did a stint reporting for the Aitkin Independent Age after freshman year as a journalism student at the University of St Thomas She went on to study at the University of Minnesota "Wild" was made into a film starring Reese Witherspoon in 2014Strayed only hiked an 1100-mile section from the Mohave Desert to Oregon in 1995 as a 26-year-old Wheeler hiked the entire 2650 miles when he was 40 years older so theoretically he should have several books’ worth of thoughts and profound realizations stored in his headWheeler didn’t do much meditative pondering while he was out there though"I just looked at a lot of scenery" he said "Many thoughts were ‘Where in the heck is the top of this pass’ I’m someone who doesn’t require my mind to be occupied with listening to music or something like that all the time I just was thinking about the trail the weather the people I was with the next resupply how far I was going to get that day"Hiking the trail was so difficult that it was tricky to look around let alone delve into life’s mysteries"The trail is rough enough where you’re generally looking at the trail right in front of you" he said "I generally had to stop to look around or take a picture The trail’s quite rocky quite rough"He had several run-ins with wildlife including early one morning just after he had taken off his headlamp as the dawn light broke through He heard a loud crunching and scratching noise on the trail ahead of him so he stopped and waited to see if he could find the source After hearing nothing for a few moments he continued on but heard the noise again directly above himIt turned out a mother black bear and her cub were scampering up the tree next to Wheeler"I got out of there pretty fast" he recalledWhile Wheeler didn’t see any rattlesnakes on the trail he did come across several of their non-rattled cousins He helpfully moved them off the trail so they wouldn’t be stepped on as they tried to get some sunWere he to hike the trail again he would only do certain sections at one time rather than tackling the entire 2650-mile route He plans to continue backpacking"I don’t think I’m going to take any epic journeys though" he saidWASHINGTON — Republican senators say they want assurances that their House colleagues won’t push the Senate’s “skinny repeal” bill into law before first fixing the legislation in a joint conference committeeThe development comes just hours before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky, you’ve still got some breathing room to go back in and fix the markets,: The original version of the item stated that "a final draft of the statement is expected by Friday. 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