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.

Burro Peak
Sunday, May 1, 2022 10:17 pm
Location: Campsite 120.9 (121.8 miles)

Today brought me above 8,000 feet for the first time on the CDT, with the steepest climb to date.

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The Road Out of Lordsburg
Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:09 pm
Location: Campsite 103.1 (104.0 miles)

Today, I Left Lordsburg, and am now on my way to the next trail town, Silver City, which I’m very much looking forward to as it will be my first zero on the trail.

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Mountains in the Morning
Friday, April 29, 2022 9:46 pm
Location: Lordsburg, NM / EconoLodge (84.3 miles)

Today’s hike brought me back to Lordsburg, the first trail town on the CDT, for a day of the three R’s: restaurants, resupply, and relaxation.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:42 pm
Location: Animas Road Water Cache (77.7 miles)

I set a 5 am alarm with the hopes of getting started before sunrise. I very nearly succeeded, leaving the same minute as sunrise. It was nice and cool out, which was great for getting moving quickly.

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Vista Rim Tank
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 9:02 pm
Location: Highway 113 Water Cache (58.0 miles)

I woke up this morning to the smell of rain. The rain yesterday never reached me, but that unmistakable smell wafted into my tent, along with a bit of humidity.

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