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CDT: The Atlantic City Vortex

**this post is a bit long. You have been forewarned Day 8: (5 miles) Up with the morning sun, we continue our road walk into Atlantic City for breakfast. We eat our last Snicker’s bar knowing that fresh food is … Continue reading

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CDT: A Bath and a Road Walk

Day 7: (15 miles) Up early, our goal was to get to South Pass City to pick up our resupply.  Well, that didn’t happen. Along the way we tarried at the Oregon Trail, California Trail and the 35 mile Seminoe … Continue reading

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CDT: A Day of Wow

Day 6: (15.9 miles) When we finished the evening before, we half ass erected our tent, we were so worn out. Never did we think hurricane like winds would make our already uncomfortable tent, even more uncomfortable. (Our tent is … Continue reading

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CDT: Water.Cows.Water

Day 5 (20.2 miles) Like it or not today was going to be at least 19 miles. We got up with the sunrise, packed up and headed on our way. Breakfast would be “served” at the next water 3.4 miles … Continue reading

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CDT: Keep on Truck’n

Day 3 (14.7 miles) The morning found us a little stiff, but nothing ibuprofen and a cup of coffee can’t fix. We decided that we would have to apply a different tactic to walking, as our unplanned 10 day “taper” … Continue reading

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On the CDT… Finally!

Our first 12 miles of the CDT out of Rawlins, into the Great Divide Basin was everything we read about. The Great Divide Basin is one of the only areas where the accumulated rainfall stays “local”, as there is no … Continue reading

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Hitting the Road

Piecing things together Nothing like making a difficult trail more difficult by breaking ones pinky toe two weeks before send off. Who would have thunk that helping my daughter clean her car would result in a broken toe. [For those … Continue reading

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Keeping the Dream Alive*

*Portions previously posted on The Trek , June 9, 2020. When faced with a dilemma or possible life-threatening situation, you can do one of three things. Adapt (Change/Modify/Evolve) Migrate (Move) Die (also known as Give Up) Regardless of the situation, … Continue reading

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Pier to Summit to Pier Challenge

On my previous post Home Blazing, I had mentioned a local hike/route that we were devising. We have since completed the route and have dubbed it the San Clemente Pier to Summit to Pier Challenge, or for short, the San … Continue reading

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“Home” Blazing*

*Home Blazing – not to be confused with “green blazing“…at home. Read on for an explanation. Every since our plans to hike the CDT have been put on hold, the desire to continue our training (frankly any form of training) … Continue reading

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