Tag Archives: Continental Divide Trail

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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CDT: Alburquerque and much needed Zeros

9/30 – 10/1 With rooms booked in Albuquerque within miles of the REI, we headed to McDonalds to wait for the bus, and to eat(again)…of course. Three buses later, a train ride that cost us $6 and another bus, we … Continue reading

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CDT: Don Pedro Parks Wilderness…and a Reunion!

9/29: 18.6 mi (2315.8 – 2334.4) Did you say there was a climb today? Why of course there is! 3,500 feet to be exact up to 10,500 ft of elevation. New Mexico you are a tricky state. You placate us … Continue reading

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Ghost Ranch Alternate

9/27: 17.9 mi (24.8 – 6.9) The weather that threatened us the day previous finally caught up to us. We awoke to damp ground and a wet rain fly. Turkeys strutted by us, and elk bugled in the distance as … Continue reading

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CDT: Chama to Ghost Ranch Alternate

9/23: 16.3 mi (Hwy 17 2195.3 – 2211.8) Before heading back onto the trail, we made sure that we got up early enough to have yet another GIANT and supremely tasty cinnamon roll at Fiona’s, that we paired with bottomless … Continue reading

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Chama, NM

9/21-9/22 While Chama is a CDT “gateway community”, and it’s “historic district” is quaint, it still appears to be a town on “life support”. In all, it is a 2.6 square mile Village. We walked most of its entirety. From … Continue reading

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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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