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CDT: Alburquerque and much needed Zeros

9/30 – 10/1 With rooms booked in Albuquerque within miles of the REI, we headed to McDonalds to wait for the bus, and to eat(again)…of course. Three buses later, a train ride that cost us $6 and another bus, we … Continue reading

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CDT: Don Pedro Parks Wilderness…and a Reunion!

9/29: 18.6 mi (2315.8 – 2334.4) Did you say there was a climb today? Why of course there is! 3,500 feet to be exact up to 10,500 ft of elevation. New Mexico you are a tricky state. You placate us … Continue reading

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Ghost Ranch Alternate

9/27: 17.9 mi (24.8 – 6.9) The weather that threatened us the day previous finally caught up to us. We awoke to damp ground and a wet rain fly. Turkeys strutted by us, and elk bugled in the distance as … Continue reading

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CDT: Chama to Ghost Ranch Alternate

9/23: 16.3 mi (Hwy 17 2195.3 – 2211.8) Before heading back onto the trail, we made sure that we got up early enough to have yet another GIANT and supremely tasty cinnamon roll at Fiona’s, that we paired with bottomless … Continue reading

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Chama, NM

9/21-9/22 While Chama is a CDT “gateway community”, and it’s “historic district” is quaint, it still appears to be a town on “life support”. In all, it is a 2.6 square mile Village. We walked most of its entirety. From … Continue reading

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CDT: Elwood Pass – Cumbres Pass

9/17: 10 mi (Elwood Pass Alt) We got dropped at the Family Dollar to add a few more snacks, so that we could get all the way to Chama, NM. Once shopping was done, we lunched at the Pizza joint … Continue reading

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Creede Cut-off Alt?

9/16-17: 15mi So what was supposed to be the Creede alternate for us became somewhat convoluted. With five miles of dirt road walking left to get into Creede, a couple pulled over and asked us for directions. All we knew … Continue reading

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Monarch Pass to Creede

9/12: 15.4 mi (1914.9 – 1930.3) We scheduled a ride from Debbie, Salida’s resident Trail Angel back up to Monarch Pass. Turns out, that as she was dropping us off, two more SOBOs needed a ride into Salida. At the … Continue reading

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Twin Lakes to Monarch Pass

9/7: 20.3 mi (1825.7 – 1846) We didn’t have very far to go to get into Twin Lakes for our resupply, but we packed up quickly and decided to have breakfast along the way. We stopped at a beaver pond … Continue reading

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Breckenridge to Twin Lakes

9/4: 16.9 mi (1774.6 – 1791.5) Up early, after another gloriously comfortable night’s sleep, we were fed fresh waffles, fruit and bacon, along with a near bottomless cup of coffee. Clifford dropped us off at the Copper Mtn Ski area, … Continue reading

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