Tag Archives: Backpacking

CDT: Outta Yellowstone

July 23: Day 35 (1994.5 – 2000.6 + 3.3 of Mack’s Inn Cut-off) 15.4 miles                                                                                                                                                        The intermittent patter of rain continued throughout the night. The youngsters got up early and headed out way before us. We had the option of … Continue reading

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CDT: Yellowstone

July 20: 1944.9 – 1965.4 (20.7miles) The day started with good tread and rolling incline/decline that allowed us to cover 8 miles by 1030am (which is good for us). It of course started with an early morning crossing of the … Continue reading

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CDT: Yellowstone!

July 19: 1930.1 – 1944.9 (14.8 + .2 to campsite 8C5 = 15miles) On the trail by 0730, we were walking our still wet shoes and socks dry. It didn’t really matter, as within the first hour we had 4-5 … 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: 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: 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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