Day 53: 21 Years Old Today

Happy Birthday, Michael. You are finally 21. I know you’ve been pretending to be 21 for a long time. Now its official. I’m so happy that you are in Lone Pine, a frontier-looking little outpost if I’ve ever seen one, with a crew of fellow-hikers […]

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Day 14: 200 Miles

So many of you have asked if Michael made it safely through the hitching, avalanches, and forest fires. YES YES YES, and thank you so much for being our support community! I realize that with your support comes the responsibility to keep you informed. So […]

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Day 10: Radio Silent

Michael is at an altitude of 4962.46. That doesn’t mean much to me, but everyone else in the car kind of oohed and wowed when we discovered his Shapchat photos. All I could think of was “HE’S SLEEPING ON TYVEK PAPER!” Last I’d heard from […]

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Day 5: Never the Same

It’s just now occurring to me that Michael may look and sound very different next time I see him. That makes me happy and sad at the same time, in that confounding way that only grown ups who love children can understand. Because you know […]

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