690.8 / 2859.8 miles 24.2% Monarch Pass / Salida / The Salida Hostel

Daily posts will be running on a delay due to lack of consistent internet access on the trail.

First Water Crossing
Friday, May 6, 2022 10:11 pm
Location: Gila River Alternate: Sapillo Creek (188.1 miles)

With an atypically steep ascent and descent today, I’ve moved within spitting distance of the namesake of this alternate on the CDT: the Gila River.

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Hikers at Bear Creek
Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:49 pm
Location: Gila River Alternate: Bear Creek (170.9 miles)

Today, I set out from Silver City to take the Gila River Alternate, a water-filled alternate route to the (very dry) official CDT.

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Silver City Welcomes You
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 10:18 pm
Location: Silver City / Triple Crown Hostel (158.7 miles)

Today was a mostly lazy day. I dealt with a few chores and spent most of the day relaxing or hanging out with other hikers.

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Sunrise Exiting Miller Canyon
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 10:35 pm
Location: Silver City / Triple Crown Hostel (158.7 miles)

Today’s hike was dominated by a long roadwalk that brought me to my second trial town, Silver City.

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Morning Trail
Monday, May 2, 2022 10:14 pm
Location: Campsite 143.0 (143.9 miles)

Today was a long day of hiking to get to water and set up for going into town tomorrow.

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