Tag Archives: Great Outdoors

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: Keep on Truck’n

Day 3 (14.7 miles) The morning found us a little stiff, but nothing ibuprofen and a cup of coffee can’t fix. We decided that we would have to apply a different tactic to walking, as our unplanned 10 day “taper” … Continue reading

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On the CDT… Finally!

Our first 12 miles of the CDT out of Rawlins, into the Great Divide Basin was everything we read about. The Great Divide Basin is one of the only areas where the accumulated rainfall stays “local”, as there is no … Continue reading

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Whose calves are these!

A blissful and energy restoring night’s sleep, after getting up at 2 in the morning to see if we (Paul, myself, Katie and Scout) could catch the meteor shower (we didn’t) was replaced by the discovery that someone had replaced … Continue reading

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Retreat! Retreat!

As we lay in our sleeping bags replaying the events of the day and lamenting the fact we had only made it four arduous miles, of the 10 we had planned, we began to strategize for the following morning and … Continue reading

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Postholers Paradise

Well last night was far from warm and dry. No sooner than we ducked into our tents, a steady patter of rain began to fall that lasted most of the night. By morning light it had stopped, and a good … Continue reading

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Here goes nothin’

Up early enough, but day one of trips are always a little disorganized, no matter how much planning you do. Our goal this morning is 11 miles, which may be a bit overzealous, considering we had 2 extra miles of … Continue reading

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Final Leg

We awake to another beautiful morning.  The lake is shimmering like a mirror.  Paul has had a pain free night’s sleep, which is a good thing because I awake to back spasms. Perfect!  (I frick’n hate getting older!) We are in … Continue reading

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Rocky Road

Today was our ascent up and over Chilkoot Pass from Sheep Camp. We were advised by the NPS Ranger Kai that we should have an early start, as it has been known to take up to 12 hours to make … Continue reading

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Sheep Camp

Once we were done with Canyon City, it was time to head toward Sheep Camp, a mere 4.8 miles away. We knew we had some climbing to do and that we would pass another camp, called Pleasant Camp. We were … Continue reading

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