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Branching Out

It seems more and more that vlogs (video “blogs) are the “norm” , and outpacing the written word when chronicling travels and adventures. Having majored in Communications, with an emphasis on film and video, (many many many moons ago) in … Continue reading

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CDT: Put a Fork in It

8/8: Leadore Idaho Pleasantly surprised, we scored a room at the Inn. Laundry and a shower were the first orders of business, as I smelled worse than usual. Once that was completed we toddled off to The Depot diner. Here … Continue reading

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CDT: Bannock Pass

8/5: 15.8 miles (2217.1 – 2232.9) When I awoke it was still raining. The sun had yet to rise and I felt like a new person. Throughout the night I had sipped on electrolyte infused water without expulsion. Things were … Continue reading

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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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CDT: Rock Spring

July 28: 16.8 miles (2096.7 – 2113.5) Having just finished our coffee and beginning to pack up, we spied Damien from Australia approaching our location on the trail. Paul called out to him as I continued packing. He had caught … Continue reading

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