Day 39 Back in NM

CDT mile 635.75, miles hiked 2.75 At some point in the night Buttercup heard a pop and about an hour later I awoke to drizzle on my face and a flat neoair.  I blew it up again and layed back down 15 minutes later flat as a pancake.  I spent the rest of the...

Day 38 NM, it’s not you its me

CDT mile 633, miles hiked 26 No, no, no New Mexico you see it’s not you its me.  I need to go, I know you have been wonderful to me with your desolate yet beautiful bootheel, where is saw ocochita in bloom and hummingbirds feeding from them. You welcomed me...

Day 37 Transition to the Mountains

CDT mile 607, miles hiked 26.3 The first task for the day was to get to the river and get across it.  A section hiker named Pot had told us that when they arrived the river was so high they had to turn around.  The log over it was useless and he said it was...

Day 36 Cross Country Fun

CDT mile 580.7, miles hiked 26.5 As I laid in my Katabatic Quilt enjoying my morning coffee and gronola I looked over at Freefall and there beside him was an elk and about 5 more moving in.  One of the boys up above stirred and they took off.  We had been...

Day 35 Snap!

CDT mile 554.2 miles hiked 14.5 I awoke in the campground a bit groggy from the night before the full moon made it hard to sleep the past few nights.  I packed up and was able to get a decent signal to upload my blog before others were up taking all the bandwidth...