Ridgecamp (2371.4) to Lincoln (2381.2)
It was cold overnight. Definitely the coldest night since camping in the snow covered mountains of southern Colorado. The inside and outside of my tent was covered in a layer of ice.
Packing up almost froze my fingers. But after only a short time of hiking my body warmed up nicely. The ridge walking was scenic. Cloud covered valleys, snow covered mountains and views that lasted many long miles.
It didn’t take too long to make it to the main highway. Lucky, Rampage and I didn’t wait long for a hitch hike into the town of Lincoln. Food and warmth were on our minds. A cheap room in a hotel wasn’t available for an hour, so an oversized lunch was ordered. Cold weather really burns through the calories. Elusive joined us for lunch and joined us in sharing a room. Having 4 people in a hotel room is normal for hikers, all in an attempt to keep the costs down.
With the laundry, showers and resupply done several of us went to Taco Tuesday. 8 Tacos later I went to bed.
Next – Day 143 Into the Wilderness
Everything you need to know about hiking the CDT:
Complete Guide to Hiking the Continental Divide Trail
CDT Resupply Guide
CDT Gear List