Day 110, The Parting of the Partners

CDT mile 1764, miles hike 14.8 After hiking together for over two months, two states, countless snow drifts, lightening storms and dry dusty desert miles….cheesy and I finally had to say goodbye and part ways at old faithful.  It was a hard day for me as I...

Day 109, Upper Fire Hole

CDT mile 1749.2, miles hiked 20.5 We all woke up extra early so we could get to the breakfast buffet at 6:30 when they opened.  Hotshot walked up to the checkin and called for the courtesy shuttle to take us there, what a treat to not walk that extra mile....

Day 108, Grant Village Gut Check

CDT mile 1728.7, miles hiked 12.8 We woke up a bit later since we only had to go about 12 miles.  It was cold and some frost was on the meadow plants in the openings by us.  We packed up and went to the core camp to get our food bags and cook breakfast....

Day 107, Yellowstone National Park

CDT mile 1715.9, miles hiked 23.3 Yellowstone national park, a place near and dear to my heart long before the idea of hiking the CDT ever crossed my mind.  When I was a teenager I was a mess, I ran around with some bad kids, got into some trouble and rebelled...

Day 106 The Parting of the Waters

CDT mile1692.7, miles hiked 23.4 When I woke up I had a few more moments to chat with a sobo who arrived late and camped with us, his trail name was St. John the babtist.  He was a nice young guy who had hiked the PCT last year he let us know who was ahead....

Day 105 Back on the Trail

CDT mile 1669.3, miles hiked 22.8 We enjoyed some fresh coffe and fresh baked muffins at the lodge and then set off on our final stretch of highway to get back to the trail.  A few miles up the road we saw a road that lead to brooks lake where the trail went, it...