Ridgecamp (1936.5) to Spring camp (1959.9)
Yesterday was a wasted day, mileage wise. Today we all felt so much better. The trail, however, did its best to wear us down. In the morning we were either climbing or descending steep sections of trail. It did tire us a bit. But the views from the ridgeline kept it scenically entertained. The trail followed a fence line which not only marked the continental divide but also the border between Idaho and Montana.
When we finally reached the high point we were able to make the miles come a bit quicker. I struggled as my plantar fasciitis gave me some pain in my heal. I stretched, massaged and loaded up on ibuprofen. It worked, somewhat. It seems I can’t pick which day or which time I will suffer. It will not stop me from getting to Canada.
It was about 7.30pm when we stopped to set up camp. Southbound hikers appeared. I recognised Recon, a hiker I met on several occasions on the PCT last year. He was hiking with Aquacam and Laughtrack. I believe Aquacams mother reads this blog, he says hello. We all caught up and chatted for 30 minutes. The sun was getting low in the sky. My hiker hunger had me consuming around 1000 calories for dinner, I think I could have eaten more, I was still hungry as I went to sleep.
Everything you need to know about hiking the CDT:
Complete Guide to Hiking the Continental Divide Trail
CDT Resupply Guide
CDT Gear List