Monthly Archives: September 2020

CDT: The Day the Took Forever

8/4: 6.6 miles (2210.5 – 2217.1) Morning found the moon still high in the sky. We had a leisurely breakfast with ERL and then departed in opposite directions, wishing each other well. Today’s path was pretty straight forward, and required … Continue reading

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CDT: A Most Brutiful Day

8/3: 15.4 miles (2195.1 – 2210.5) Last night we were serenaded by bugling elk and the crunching of hoof/footsteps near where we slept. In the morning, we awoke to rain pounding against our tent’s fly. Either way, we had two … Continue reading

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CDT: Land of Elk, and well…Elk

8/2 – 16.1 miles (2179.0 – 2195.1) Due to the previous night’s “block party”, we ended up sleeping in just a bit. We originally wanted to get an early start, due to the necessary climb up out of Deadman Lake, … Continue reading

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CDT: Up Sheep Creek

8/01: 17 miles (Lima – 2179) Rather than have a 7 day food carry with a 15 mile water carry to start out with from Lima, we took Mike’s advice (Mountain View Motel) and began our section to Leadore via … Continue reading

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CDT: Lima

It’s not hard to tell if someone is out of place or not from a particular area. Often mispronunciations of a town’s name or “slang” references not used by locals, and/or abhorred by them, is a dead giveaway. For instance, … Continue reading

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CDT: Into Lima

July 29: 16.8 miles (2113.5 – 2130.3) When we awoke, it was still raining. The thought of putting on sopping wet clothes was less than encouraging, but today was to be a town day. We had to get going…eventually. First, … Continue reading

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