“The long distance hiker, a breed set apart,
From the likes of the usual pack.
He’ll shoulder his gear, be hittin’ the trail;
Long gone, long ‘fore he’ll be back.”
― M.J. Eberhart
When you are vacationing on a pristine Pacific island off the mainland of the United States your natural desire to explore and take in the raw beauty of the setting gets the better of you . Eventually, you shed the confines of your city garb and don a reliable pair of hiking boots that will allow you to comfortably explore the forest primeval. But you quickly realize this idyllic setting is inhabited by residents who appreciate nature while at the same time retaining their communications links with the outside world. — G.C.
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