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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: 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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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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CDT: Elwood Pass – Cumbres Pass

9/17: 10 mi (Elwood Pass Alt) We got dropped at the Family Dollar to add a few more snacks, so that we could get all the way to Chama, NM. Once shopping was done, we lunched at the Pizza joint … 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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Berthoud Pass – Breckenridge

8/29: 16.2 mi (1685.7 – 1701.9) We are known to walk more than a mile to get good coffee, and this morning was no exception. Moon Frog Coffee Shop was well worth the two mile r/t trek. Happily caffeinated, we … Continue reading

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Rawlins to Encampment/Battle Pass

8/14 – 8/17 (1373 – 1463.9) On Friday August 13th we arrived in Rawlins after hitting the REI in Utah to get new long johns (for me), gloves and shoes (for Paul), a new air mattress (for me), as mine … Continue reading

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Spotted Bear…the adventure

July 23 – 17 miles (felt like 40) The night prior we camped on a bench 4 miles from the start of the climb of Switchback Pass. The morning was crisp and the sunrise was gorgeous! It was going to … Continue reading

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A 7 day trek through Glacier National Park Day 7 (TMC- East Glacier)

We awoke to smokey skies and more than hazy views. The morning’s sunrise had a distinct red hue to it. The air had an unpleasant taste to it reminiscent of the less than healthy air quality of my youth. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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