New Mexico

CDT Day 41 Well Hello Colorado 

28th May  5.5 miles Cumbres Pass (668.1) to 11000ft camp (673.6) Colorado was always going to be a challenge. It would probably be some of the hardest hiking that I will do thus far in my life. Things h...

CDT Day 38-40 Rest days in Chama

25th- 27th April 0 miles Mile 668.1 We spent some time in the quaint village of Chama, New Mexico. We watched many experienced hikers set off into the notorious San Juan mountains. Almost all returned a day ...

CDT Day 37 I just walked across New Mexico 

24th May 16.8 miles Scenic Overview Camp (651.3) to Cumbres Pass (668.1) I slept well. Despite camping above 10000 feet surrounded by snow it was not too cold. I was hiking by about 6.30am. The patches of sn...

CDT Day 36 Is that a Wolf?

23rd May 25.5 miles  Hopewell Lake (625.8) to (651.3) It was about 7am when we crossed the quiet nation highway 64. We slowly climbed on a jeep road. To the left was a grassy meadow. I spotted something...

CDT Day 35 Lost in the Snow

22nd May  25.4 miles (41km) Upper Canjilon Lake (600.4) to Hopewell Lake (625.8) Things didn't start well. I took a wrong turn leaving camp. Crunchmaster followed me, so did Spontaneous. We had walked a...

CDT Day 34 Onto the Colorado Plateau 

21st May 24.9 miles (40km) (575.5) to Upper Canjilon Lake (600.4) The low river valley was slowly giving way to the steep climb onto the Colorado Plateau. I'm not far from the state of Colorado. To get there...

CDT Day 33 Ghost Ranch

20th May 13.8 Miles (22km) Rio Chama (561.7) to (575.5) It was not below freezing overnight. This made me happy and assisted with a good nights sleep.  The morning bought the red rock cliffs alive whic...

CDT Day 32 Snowy Mountains to Red Rock Canyons

19th May 26.7 miles (43km) Cold Camp (535) to Rio Chama (561.7) It was cold overnight. I woke at 4.30am. I was freezing. I was wrapped up in my sleeping bag with just my nose protruding. I slipped on my down...

CDT Day 31 Into the cold Mountains 

18th May 15.2 (24.5km) Cuba (519.8) to Cold camp (535) I slept poorly last night. Rain continued for part of the evening and night. The thought of leaving the relative comforts of the hotel in the morning we...

CDT Day 30 Rest Day in Cuba

17th May 0 miles Cuba (519.8) We had all the best intentions of hiking out of town after lunch. We started packing. I mentioned that I was still quite tired. Next thing you know we decided to stay another da...

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