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.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:25 pm
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Today, we left Grants for Albuquerque, beginning the first day of our week-long trail hiatus due to fire closures and a snowstorm in Colorado.

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Welcome to Grants
Friday, May 20, 2022 8:42 pm
Location: Grants / Lava Flow Hostel (410.3 miles)

Today, we zeroed in Grants (though we did “hike” a few miles from motel to hostel), and worked out our plans to deal with the fire closures and upcoming snow in Colorado.

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Volcanic Rock Wall
Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:12 pm
Location: Grants / Days Inn (408.4 miles)

Today brought me into Grants. However, due to fire and snow issues, Grants probably marks the end of the trail for me in New Mexico, at least for now.

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Cow Trough
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:39 pm
Location: El Malpais Ranger Station (394.1 miles)

Today was a long day, mostly on road on the way to Grants, with an interesting but strenuous detour.

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TLC Ranch Homestead
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:11 pm
Location: Cebolla Alternate: Campsite 9.6 (371.0 miles)

A twenty-one mile hike brought us to yet another of the CDT’s alternate trails, but bad news soured what was otherwise a nice day of hiking.

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