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Flippy - Continental Divide Trail Journal - 2013

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Begins: Apr 20, 2013
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Fri, Mar 26th, 2010

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Bought the Ticket

Bought the ticket tonight to Deming, NM. It's beginning to feel real now. After I finish the CDT I'm a triple crowner. I'm really excited about the hike, as usual I'm unsure of how long I will hike this year. Last year was the first year I didn't hike a long trail since 2004.

I'm hiking with a fellow hiker & friend, Vocal, I met on my first day on my 2004 AT thru-hike. We met on the approach trail and hiked to Damascus, until work & life called Vocal back to Maine. Since Vocal lives in Maine we met up after my thru hike, and he bought me a steak dinner as promised. I didn't recognize Vocal, all cleaned up.

This weekend I'm going to do a gear shake down, and start repairing/replacing any items that may not be trail worthy anymore. Really can't explain how excited I am about this trip and the challenges ahead.

I believe one of the mottos for the CDT is "Embrace the Brutality!". Bring it on!!!

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Continental Divide Trail - 2013

The Continental Divide Trail is a national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada via New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. This unfinished trail can potentially span up to 3,100 miles. Learn more:


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