Monthly Archives: September 2021

Outta Steamboat

August 21: 19.1 mi (1539.4 – 1558.5) Miraculously we got a hitch outta Steamboat Springs right in front of the Rabbit Ears Motel, where we stayed. Kris was a local, and avid hiker, an all around outdoors woman. She thought … Continue reading

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A New State of Mind: Colorado

8/18: 20.9 mi (1463.9 – 1482.8 + 2mi fire alternate) We awoke to an awesome sunrise, and then it was downhill…very downhill, to coffee. Steep and rocky with no switchbacks, made for tedious foot work to keep from descending out … Continue reading

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Rawlins to Encampment/Battle Pass

8/14 – 8/17 (1373 – 1463.9) On Friday August 13th we arrived in Rawlins after hitting the REI in Utah to get new long johns (for me), gloves and shoes (for Paul), a new air mattress (for me), as mine … Continue reading

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Anaconda – Wisdom

August 8 – 11 8/8: 13.8 mi. (Twin Lakes TH – CDT mile 546.7) We lucked out and got a hitch out of Anaconda to the Twin Lakes trailhead, from a local trail angel (Free Spirit). As it turns out … Continue reading

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