Category Archives: Continental Divide Trail

Breckenridge

9/2-3: Zero + 15 mi slack pack 9/2: 3.4 mi (1755.9 – 1759.3) The patter of rain against our tent fly was nearly a constant all night, and stopped just after we finished a leisurely breakfast that consisted of our … Continue reading

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Berthoud Pass – Breckenridge

8/29: 16.2 mi (1685.7 – 1701.9) We are known to walk more than a mile to get good coffee, and this morning was no exception. Moon Frog Coffee Shop was well worth the two mile r/t trek. Happily caffeinated, we … Continue reading

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Grand Lake – Winter Park

8/24: 13.8 mi (1593.8 – 1607.6) Three climbs were on the menu for the day. All in all it was a beautiful hike for the day. Mountain ridges, meadows, springs leaking water all over the ground from the most amazing … Continue reading

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Parkview Lookout

8/23: 16.3 mi (1576.8 – 1593.8) Holy shit was that an eye opener. I don’t know how this slipped by us, but it did. It was so significant for us that I devoted a single blog post for this day’s … Continue reading

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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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Helena – Anaconda

8/03: MacDonald Pass (8.3 mi) 358.1 – 366.4 Rather than take two zeros and pay for a third night in Helena, we opted to “Nero” on the third. We got a ride from Tom of “Helena Wheels” to MacDonald Pass. … Continue reading

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Benchmark – Helena

July 26: 12.7 mi (231.5-242.8) Rather than stay at the Benchmark Ranch another night, we decided to do a “Nero” (“minimal mileage”) on trail. We hiked out of Benchmark via a 1.5 mile road walk past the 6000 ft long, … Continue reading

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