Category Archives: thru-hiking

CDT: The Finish!

10/26: 2.1 mi (2.1 – 0.0) As our son wouldn’t arrive till after 9 am, there was no reason to NOT sleep in. Only problem was that it’s hard to do when you are excited about the finish. With only … Continue reading

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CDT: Lordsburg to the border…almost

10/22:  23.5 mi (85.9. – 62.4) With a giant cup of coffee from Circle K we made our way out of Lordsburg. Today would be the hundred and third day we’ve been on trail since leaving the Canadian Border, at … Continue reading

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CDT: Silver City to Lordsburg

10/20: 26 mi (Hwy 90 road walk to Lordsburg) It was hard summoning the strength to leave Silver City and the comfort of the Triple Crown Hostel, but leave we must. Home was yearning, and once again, we, like many … Continue reading

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CDT: Silver City – Two Zeros

10/18: 13 mi The morning of the 18th, I could barely walk, so I sat out the 13-mile remaining road walk to heal. Paul, Jan and Turbo Jesus (who was at the hostel, along with Chewy) completed that walk in … Continue reading

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CDT: Doc’s to Silver City

10/17: 28 mi (37.9 Gila Alt – Silver City) Because of the continuing chill (often below 30°F temps), we elected to not rejoin the Gila Alternate, but to road walk the 41 miles to Silver City, via Hwy 15. For … Continue reading

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CDT: Best Zero Ever!

10/15: 2mi Without a doubt, our stay at Doc Campbell’s Post has been our best Zero of the trail (and 5th). Even though we slept on the floor, on our air mats and in our sleeping bags, it was one … Continue reading

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CDT: Reserve to Doc Campbell’s (Gila Alternate)

10/12: 17.9 mi (2608.8 – 2626.7) A gloriously warm night’s sleep was had by all. From the comfort of our motel room, we could hear the roar of the wind and were grateful for my dad’s foresight. We drove back … Continue reading

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CDT: Pie Town to Reserve

10/10: 19 mi (39.8 – 20.8 Pie Town Alt…”original” CDT route) It’s been a while since we’ve been able to sleep in but that’s what we did at the Toaster House. We slept in till 7:00 a.m. and had breakfast … Continue reading

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CDT: Grants to Pie Town

10/7: 10.6 mi (2452.8 – 2463.4, ride to Mile 19 of Cebello Alt) Grants is not really a hitchable town. Residents and people traveling don’t seem too keen on picking up CDT hikers, even if we are all cleaned up. … Continue reading

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CDT: Cuba to Grants

10/3: 22 mi (2357.6 – 2379.6) With the day expected to be fairly warm and without shade, we got up fairly early. While it was still dark, we ate our breakfast with our headlamps’ red light illuminating our Jumbo HoneyBun … Continue reading

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