DAY 50: Frozen Shoes I wake up today to a first on the Continental Divide Trail (and a first in my life), frozen shoes. The combination of last night's freezing temperatures and my having hiked through muddy, water-filled trails yesterday afternoon lead to a peculiar predicament this morning.
DAYS 43-45: Zero Days 4, 5, & 6 (Pagosa Springs, CO) Moist and I spend three entire days in Pagosa Springs, Colorado - our longest break from during these first seven weeks of hiking. Highlights of our time here include: Picking up a package from the post office with new underwear and
DAY 36: Colorado Appa is the first one out of camp this morning as we make our approach to the New Mexico/Colorado border (I can't imagine why Appa is so eager to get to Colorado). Moist and I set out together up a climb through some snow. The snow isn't deep, but the ground is sufficiently
DAY 29: Cuba, New Mexico A benefit of cowboy camping? (That's sleeping with no shelter, aka just your sleeping bag/pad on the ground, for those of you who haven't been paying attention.) When you can't sleep at night you can just lie on the ground and watch shooting stars (or possibly alien
CDT DAY 15 - Last day in the Gila Today is our last day in the Gila and to celebrate our departure back into the high desert we have a rare morning fire. Technically, we'll still be in the Gila National Forest for a bit, but the campground at Snow Lake marks the end of our time actually
CDT DAY 8 - Arriving in Silver City After falling asleep in one of the most crap places I've ever camped, we wake up and bushwhack our way back to the trail. Silver City is within striking distance and few things rival "town" as motivators (I guess trail magic or thunderstorms would be close
For a detailed account of Day 1 on trail, check out this post: Continental Divide Trail Day 1: The Middle of Nowhere. CDT DAY 2: The First Detour On my first full day on the CDT I wake up what I would generally consider fantastic weather - not a cloud in the sky. However, in the New Mexico