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State: USA
Begins: Apr 10, 2013
Direction: Eastbound

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Date: Tue, Apr 2nd, 2013

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Hiking with Style… today I will tell you how I am preparing for the CDT.

Maps and Compass:

Ley and Bear Creek . Since I want to start at Columbus I will leave the Bear maps in my bounce box for later...

GPS I want one but I will just have to wait till later on the trail and then load all the bear creek waypoints on a town stop or something.

The LEY MAPS are my main navigation for now...

Town Guide and Resupply:

Yogi. The CDT town guide gives me all the info I need to plan as I go.

I should plan the whole trail out but I like just reading all about the sections ahead and making impulsive decisions before or when I arrive to get food... The unknown gives me a thrill. Probably reckless but if I mail ahead food it will be easy. That's part of why I am leaving early. If I am in a town like Deming with a good resupply option and ahead a few sections there is a place with no resupply I will send food there.. that's easy enough.. I find the info in the back of Yogi's guide where everyone says how they would resupply next time... its obvious that when everyone mails a box to the same place that it is a good strategy to plan to set a box up.

Gear:

There are a few things that I could use but that I could improvise. I needed a tyvek sheet but I found a thick trash bag. I have a bivy and I found a eight inch thick foam pad and cut it to size to keep the Neo Air from getting stickers

I need a head lamp with a red dot bright enough to hike with. I have a flash light

I need a new set of trek poles. I have a pair that needs new tips

I need a new pair of cascadia 8. I have a pair that have about 200 miles left.

I need a GPS and Spot. I will do good with the map and compass till I get one.

I want a bigger tarp 8x10 . I have a 5’8’’ sil tarp I won’t use much for the desert.

I want a drom lite 4L but I could use bottles.


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