Closing out June with a big helping of thanks to the Mountain Democrat, especially Editor Pat Lakey and Photo Editor Krysten Kellum for today’s coverage of the walk across America. You can read their front-page story here. Brooke and I had a blast in Placerville and the surrounding area leading us into the El Dorado Forest. “Old Hangtown” can hang with any town. Making a run (actually slow walk along the winding, construction-laden, long weekend-loving 50) into the Sierras to, hopefully, make South Lake Tahoe by tomorrow night, where a bed and hot shower await. Ah, the simple things.