Day 140, Outbreak

CDT mile 2501.3, miles hiked 20.5 For the third time on the CDT my hiking partner has the flu. I heard Tatu Jo wake up and get sick in the middle of the night. I feel back asleep but when I got up he was passed out hard. I checked on him and told him to sleep in. I...

Day 139, Fritz and Amy

CDT mile 2480.8, miles hiked 23.5   It rained again last night only this time it poured and we had plenty of thunder and lightening with it. Tatu Jo tossed and turned all night and even woke me up once when he heard something walking around our tents. Since we...

Day 138, Spotted Bear Alternate

CDT mile 2457.3, miles hiked 24 Seeing how we need to be to East Glacier on Sunday and preferably as early as we can be since it will be our last town stop before the end, we opted to cut off 17 miles and do the spotted bear alternate. Now the alternate in the map...

Day 137, Big Daddy D and the Chinese Wall

CDT mile 2433.3, miles hiked 25.2 It sprinkled a bit last night and I woke from it to move in under the covered porch so my quilt would stay dry. As I was laying there to go back to sleep I heard wolves howling through the dark. What an amazing experience it was to...

Day 136, Benchmark

CDT mile 2408.1, miles hiked 33 When I got up I listened to see if it was still raining, nope. I crawled out and went to retrieve my food bag. I sat in my tent making hot water and packing up, man this routine will soon end and I’ll be able to walk down to my...

Day 135, Lewis and Clark Pass, lightening and bears

CDT mile 2375.1, miles hiked 24.5 Our spot last night was a rock outcropping high above Rogers Pass, it provided some wonderful views of the stars and for a few moments I would wake and stare into the heavens. I do love cowboy camping and despite the extreme wind last...