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Smudge
City: Mount Shasta
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 20, 2014
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Mar 7th, 2014

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Guestbook Entrys: 6

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Continental Divide Trail Map

Decision on Start Date

OMG - Less than 5 weeks to go before I hit the trail! I've joined and have been following the Facebook Group for the CDT class of 2014. Knowing that there are others out there that have the same questions and concerns as I do is somehow comforting. The Facebook Group is also such a great communication tool! Now I know that the CDT Coalition is hosting a shuttle from Hachita to the Border at Crazy Cook. This is such a great service and those who worked hard to make this happen are wonderful and so, so appreciated! So - I need to make a final decision on my start date in order to reserve a spot on the shuttle. I'm leaning toward April 11. That would give me 5 days to get to Lordsburg, take a week off and get myself to Dallas for my nephews wedding and get back on the trail in Lordsburg by April 22 or 23.

As far as my training goes - I try to do several 10 - 12 mile hikes with a full pack every week. Between now and start date I will increase the mileage getting up to several 15 to 16 miles at a time.

Phew - I'm also starting to get those pre-hike jitters - a bit of anxiety laced with excitement....

I just also ordered the set of Jonathan Ley's maps from Yogi a few days ago, and I think that they are already at my P.O. Box - having gotten there after hours yesterday to find a note indicating that I have a package - I just bet its the maps!!! And - I will go directly to Jonathan Ley's website and donate to the cause. So many people to thank, many that have not even met. You are helping to make my dream a reality.

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Smudge Goes Walking Again

Smudge is starting the Continental Divide Trail in Spring of 2014.

 

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