Tag Archives: Wyoming

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

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wind River Range, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wind River Range, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, Uncategorized, Wind River Range, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

CDT: Houston we have left The Basin

Day 10: (13.5 miles) We walked out of Atlantic City (uphill of course) after a hearty breakfast at the Miner’s Grubstake, and made our way to South Pass City, where we would collect our first resupply of this journey on … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CDT: The Atlantic City Vortex

**this post is a bit long. You have been forewarned Day 8: (5 miles) Up with the morning sun, we continue our road walk into Atlantic City for breakfast. We eat our last Snicker’s bar knowing that fresh food is … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic City, Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, Side Trips, The Great Basin, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

CDT: A Bath and a Road Walk

Day 7: (15 miles) Up early, our goal was to get to South Pass City to pick up our resupply.  Well, that didn’t happen. Along the way we tarried at the Oregon Trail, California Trail and the 35 mile Seminoe … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, The Great Basin, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

CDT: A Day of Wow

Day 6: (15.9 miles) When we finished the evening before, we half ass erected our tent, we were so worn out. Never did we think hurricane like winds would make our already uncomfortable tent, even more uncomfortable. (Our tent is … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CDT: Water.Cows.Water

Day 5 (20.2 miles) Like it or not today was going to be at least 19 miles. We got up with the sunrise, packed up and headed on our way. Breakfast would be “served” at the next water 3.4 miles … Continue reading

Posted in Backpacking, Continental Divide Trail, thru-hiking, Uncategorized, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments