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Mike Walks The Pacific Crest Trail For Needy Zimbabwe Pensioners 1

Mike Walks The Pacific Crest Trail For Needy Zimbabwe Pensioners

The Pacific Crest trail begins next to the US-Mexico border, a few strides and you could touch the barrier.

The country is mountainous desert here: low-lying spiny bushes, dry grasses and a variety of cacti. More cacti than I knew there were, and each with a distinct flower.

The towering white ones stand over the other vegetation like strange sentinels. The trail is awash with blossom, actually, after a wet winter and spring.

Flowers On The Trail

The birdlife too is surprisingly varied and colourful. I’ve had hummingbirds buzz down to drink dew from my tent twice already.

I’ve been hiking with a small knee injury, which has required me to go a little more slowly and allowed me time to take it all in.

While I treat my malady in these beautiful surroundings, people in Zimbabwe are in dire need of medical treatment and other care.

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