Colorado

CDT Day 87 Last day in Colorado 

13th July 32.7 miles  Ridgecamp (1297.6) to Roadcamp (1330.3) I wanted to make some miles today so an early start was prudent. I enjoy watching the sunrise. The morning hiking was mainly on ridge tops w...

Day 86 The Kindness of Strangers 

12th July 27.9 miles  Highway Camp (1269.7) to Ridgecamp (1297.6) Frost and ice settled inside and outside my tent. I was freezing overnight. I was zipped tightly into my sleeping bag. Only my nose prot...

CDT Day 85 From the mountains to the plains

11th July 32.6 miles Dirt road (1237.1) to Highway camp  (1269.7) It was windy during the night. At least it was on the several occasions that I woke. It promised to be an exciting day. The last big hil...

CDT Day 84 The Last of the tall peaks

10th July 24.2 miles Never Summer Wilderness (1212.9) to Dirt road (1237.1) I was on trail rather early. I enjoyed the moments of solitude. Lucky caught up to me at the first water source about 4 miles from ...

CDT Day 82-83 Back to the Mountains 

8-9 July  18 miles  Grand Lake (1194.9) to Never Summer Wilderness (1212.9) I had all the best intentions of taking a leisurely day hike in the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. The US postal se...

CDT Day 81 Three beers on a hot day

7th July 29.1 miles  Cabin Creek (1165.8) to Grand Lake (1194.9) Hiking 14 hours yesterday was a great recipe for a good nights sleep. But I could not sleep in, I had almost 30 miles to make it to the to...
hiking the CDT

CDT Day 80 Down and up of trail life 

6th July 26.5 miles Highway 40 (1139.3) to Cabin Creek (1165.8) I didn't sleep well. And I felt a bit down in the morning. I guess having my hiking buddy Crunchmaster leave the trail was the cause. Luckily t...

CDT Day 79 This trail is brutal 

5th July 25.6 miles I70 (1113.7) to highway 40 (1139.3) Sleeping next to the very busy interstate highway was never going to be a good idea. Neither Crunchmaster nor myself slept well. At least we had a nice...

CDT Day 78 Climbing to the Highest Point of the CDT

4th July  15.4 miles Warden Gulch (1098.3) to I70 (1113.7) I'm not sure when the rain stopped last night. Everything was wet in the morning. I was packed and hiking well before Lucky. It was several mil...

CDT Day 77 My favourite section of trail so far

3rd July 23.3 miles North Fork (1075) to Warden Gulch (1098.3) I'm about half way through my hike. Time wise, not distance wise. I estimate I have another 77 days to go. Let's see if I'm right. I slept well...

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