Monday, October 10, 2022 7:29 pm
Location: Campsite 669.8 (2370.0 miles)

On my way to Cuba, NM, the trail crossed a short stretch of desert, quickly returning to forested mountains.

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Sunday, October 9, 2022 9:41 pm
Location: Ghost Ranch (2354.3 miles)

A short day today brought me to Ghost Ranch, for my first resupply in northern New Mexico.

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A Dark Rain Cloud Approaches
Saturday, October 8, 2022 8:05 pm
Location: Ghost Ranch Alternate: Campsite 23.2 (2341.9 miles)

A shorter day today brought me to the Ghost Ranch Alternate, and set up for getting to “town” tomorrow for resupply.

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Frosty Dandelion
Friday, October 7, 2022 8:58 pm
Location: Canjilon Lakes (2327.2 miles)

Cold and crisp overnight, the temperature definitely dropped below freezing: both my water bag (for filtering water) and the hose for my pack bladder had ice in them. Sunny, with no clouds, it quickly warmed up — at least, where there was no shade.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 8:41 pm
Location: Hopewell Lake (2303.7 miles)

Aspens continued to light up the mountains, as the trail took me on an extremely meandering course south through the Carson National Forest.

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