Category Archives: Montana

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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CDT: The Eyes Have It

July 27: 17.2 miles (2079.5 – 2096.7) As we were finishing our breakfast just after sunrise, we noticed two CDT hikers traveling south bound. They did not see us. We assume it was because they were looking at Guthook (for … Continue reading

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