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15th July

13.4 miles

Highway 70 (1359.2) to Bushcamp (1372.6)

With 7 people sleeping in the cabin it was only natural that we were all awake at 5am. But nobody wanted to move. By 6am everybody was alive, packing and ready for the trail.

I was in no rush to leave. I wanted to have a half day rest and use some of the fast wifi at the cafe. All the other hikers left early. I was the only one left in town. I stayed for an early lunch then tried my luck at hitch hiking. Only a 30 minute wait and I was dropped off at the trailhead by a friendly local. They are all aware of the CDT.

I walked for the afternoon through a mix of open woodland and clear mountain ridges. Some sections were single trail, some were jeep roads. But generally easy hiking. Unless you don’t pay attention and miss a turn off and walk 10 minutes in the wrong direction!!!

Camp was on a flat section of ground near am open plain. It threatened rain and the wind started to pick up as the sun set. The sky was on fire in a way that no photo could ever capture. Oh and my left foot feels ok today. Maybe it was the morning rest and low mileage today. Let’s hope it stays that way.

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Life long lover of hiking and keen observer of the natural world. Former Police Officer and Wilderness Tour Guide who loves Cycling and Hiking the most amazing places on the planet.

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12 Responses

  1. Anne

    Me too, still following here from the office. Thanks for all the great pictures. First I thought the forest was in fire! Amazing 🙂 Cheers from rainy west coast of Norway (should get better though)…

    • BikeHikeSafari

      It’s ok now, I’ll be doing s lot of stretching to make sure I can keep hiking

  2. Mary Alice Davis

    Unbelievable fire sky photo. I was afraid it was a forest fire!!

    • BikeHikeSafari

      It looked so much better in real life. One of the most dramatic skies I’ve seen.

  3. Joy Bolechowski

    I am still reading and enjoying… Keep writing!….cheering for you!


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