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Jack "tumbleweed" Richardson
City: Lyman
State: ME
Country: United States
Begins: Apr 14, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Tue, May 4th, 2010
Start: Home in Maine
End: Home in Maine
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 912
Journal Visits: 4,683
Guestbook Views: 146
Guestbook Entrys: 4

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Journal Plan

Continental Divide Trail Map

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Blisters are getting better

By now some may have written my CDT hike as finished.

Not so!

The blisters are healing nicely. I am now working to insure their return is unlikely. Witch hazel sponging of each foot entirely and tincture of benzoin applications to the blister sites. This should toughen the skin on the feet.

Plans are to fly to Santa Fe with Rachel and then shuttle to Ghost Ranch. Hike the 90 miles to Chama, where Rachel will return to Maine. I will continue the hike towards to Canada.

Our plan is to restart my hike slowly and allow better acclimation of the body. The weather should be cooler then at the border in Columbus.

The pic below shows the dramatic improvement of the left foot's blister.

Many thanks to Olive and Abbe in Silver City and Keith and Mary in Deming. Without your support this trip would be much more difficult.



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Tumbleweed's 2010 CDT Adventure

The horizon is always there


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