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CarlZ993 - Colorado Trail Journal - 2015

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Carl "Z-man" Zimmerman
City: Austin
State: TX
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 7, 2015
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Jun 1st, 2015

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Colorado Trail Map

2nd Attempt of the Colorado Trail

Hiking background: I've backpacked in 24 of the 50 states of the US. I've also backpacked in Canada, Chile, Argentina, & NZ. I've done the AT, JMT, Tahoe to Tuloumne Meadows, & the Wonderland Trails. I like to hike.

In 2014, I planned to hike the Colorado Trail. Just prior to my 2014 departure, I hurt my back lifting weights. With some medical help (meds & PT), I went ahead w/ my attempt. Needless to say, it hurt going from a upright to a supine position. My back didn't hurt too much hiking. But doing every thing else hurt like hell. Turning over in the middle of the night would bring excruciating pain. To top it off, on the 3rd night of my hike, some unknown creature chewed the right shoulder strap off of my ULA pack. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. I hiked to a 4-wheel drive TH & hitched a ride back to Denver. I caught a plane back home the next day & abandoned my thru-hike attempt for the year.

Fast forward to the present... I bought my plane ticket, reserved me a motel room near the TH, & I'm ready to give it a shot again. I intend to finish this hike this time.

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Almost There... Just Around The Corner!

Almost there, just around the corner.

 

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