Loved your clarity in writing style, the info you presented and the research you did. Always have admired Thomson for the same reasons you have, yet am sure I couldn't put it as poetically as I read here. Great job! 10/10
Thanks Joel! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I had the same experience when I first saw Thomson from Kendall. Looking at the map, I contemplated the bushwhack shortcut, although I hadn't heard of anyone using it before. I decided against it. It's amazing that you found Josh's bottle. I remember the moment he lost it.
The shortcut is was one of those love/hate things. Hate it when you're plowing through brush, but love it when you're done and you've saved time and distance. I was able to return Josh's bottle to him just last week. Crazy how the internet connects us, huh. Thanks for checking it out!