Category Archives: Backpacking

CDT: Dew Boyz

July 13-15: Zero miles Dew Boyz? Yes that is how they pronounce Dubois, here in Dew Boyz, Wyoming. It’s believed that it’s in defiance of the postal service rejecting the residents choice of ‘Never Sweat’ for their town’s name in … Continue reading

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CDT: Rerouted

July 13: Day 25 (1872.4 – Dubois, Wyoming) 12.1 miles After sleeping with my ankle taped, elevated and with the compression sock on, I awoke to no pain. Careful, slow walking was the day’s “first course”. But the slow walking … Continue reading

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CDT: Bum Wheel

July 12: Day 24 (1857.2 -1872.4) 15.2 miles   Considering how our day started and ended, it’s a miracle that we even covered 15 miles. Up with the sun we tugged on our wonderfully dry shoes and trotted off down … Continue reading

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CDT: A Bloom’n Good Day

July 11: Day 23 (1842.6 – 1857.2) 14.6 miles We knew we were fairly close to the river, so we expected heavy condensation and everything to be wet in the morning, but we never expected to be fully frosted. Rather … Continue reading

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CDT: Gun Sight Pass

July 10: Day 22 (1828.2 – 1842.6) 14.4 miles We thought we let ourselves “sleep in”, but nope, we still woke up with the sun. Not setting an alarm to get up and moving is great, but waking up at … Continue reading

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CDT: What a difference a Day Makes

July 9: Day 21(1810.8 – 1828.2) 17.4 miles Something about a hard day makes you sleep so soundly. It must have pretty cold during the night as well, because our socks and shoes were frozen solid when we awoke. Luckily … Continue reading

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CDT: A Brutiful Day

July 8: Day 20 (1800.1 – 1810.8) 10.7 miles After having fallen asleep to the sound of the “jet engine” creek, the night before, we awoke to frost on the grass and ice in our water bottles. This was totally … Continue reading

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CDT: Back into the Wind River Range

July 7, Day19: Elkhart Trail head – 1800.1 ( 12.7 miles, 10,600 ft elevation) 8 am was our scheduled “shuttle”. Stetson picked us up in his Nissan Pathfinder and drove us to the trail head. By 9am we were huffing … Continue reading

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CDT: 4th of July!

And to think that we could have been cursing the blood sucking swarms of mosquitos on the 4th. We are blessed to have inadvertently timed our resupply in Pinedale for the 4th of July! Especially a town with actual 4th … Continue reading

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CDT: Pinedale. Busy Neros

July 4-6, Day 16/17/18: (10+ miles) FYI: The 4th of July is a separate post. Pinedale Wyoming is an awesome little town. They have everything you need. All within walking distance, which is good because our only travel option was … Continue reading

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