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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Monday, 17 May 2010

Dental update and a touch of Toad's "poop-poop"

Good news. The dentist has done his stuff. I also have a bonus. I can emit a superb ear piercing whistle through the newly fixed teeth.
When I got back I had an email from Tom bringing to my attention a Cicerone Press guide for The Pacific Crest Trail: two thousand seven hundred miles from the Mexican border to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. I had also received my copy of Cicerone’s catalogue and note there is now a guide for The Grand Traverse of the Massif Central, a walk of four hundred and sixty miles or so which sounds interesting.
I happen to live only about ten minutes drive from Cicerone’s headquarters in Milnthorpe, and have been able to visit and buy “seconds” copies of guides there at much reduced price, so I think I will be paying a visit tomorrow. The Pacific Crest would be an exciting prospect if I was twenty years younger, although I think I may have some  apprehension about personal safety. Will it be dangerous to look at the guide?


Roderick Robinson said...

I wouldn't recommend the Pacific Crest Trail. The route will take you through LA where you can be shot for passing by on foot.

Sir Hugh said...

BB - A brief reprieve. I have been to cicerone today and that guide will not be published until October.