Category Archives: Wyoming

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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CDT: 3 Passes, a fall, and Pole Creek

Day 16: (16 miles) 1790.9 – Pinedale So the night before, in going over the mileage and terrain, we discovered that in addition to having to take the Pole Creek trail (10.5 miles), our first 5 miles of the morning … Continue reading

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CDT: The Good. The Bad. The Mosquitos!

July 2: Day 15: (15 miles… felt like 30) 1776 – 1790.9 Morning started with Paul seeing two white swans. I only saw two white blobs, as my eyes were swollen from having mistakenly rubbed them the night before with … Continue reading

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CDT: Earning our Views

July 1: Day 14 (1761-1776) Wind River Range (WRR) We left Meeks lake knowing we had a day of climbing (elevation gain). The skies threatened us constantly, and we eventually switched to our rain jackets. If anything, it helped buffet … Continue reading

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CDT: What month is this?

June 30: Day 13 (1736- 1761) Wind River Range: 15 miles The night before we tried to have a fire, but it started snowing on us so we retreated to our tent. When we awoke it was snowing lightly, just … Continue reading

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CDT: Unscheduled Nero

Day 12: (6.8 miles) 6/28/20: 1739.2 – 1746 So, we awoke to everything damp. Mild condensation inside, and a completely saturated rain fly. The skies were completely grey with no sign of brightening. We had a decision to make. Should … Continue reading

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