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City: Green Bay
State: WI
Country: USA
Begins: May 29, 2014
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, May 16th, 2014
Start: Wisconsin

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Entry Visits: 751
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Preparation for Resumption Three

Five days to departure.
Background: I have tried to complete the New Mexico CDT in two prior years but have not been successful. Thankfully, we have the resources - i.e., motivation, supportive spouse, friends and the million other pieces needed to initiate this venture - so we go forth. In baseball, this is the third pitch not the third strike.
Plan calls for a drive to southern Colorado and rendezvous at Jan and Susanne's home with Out Here (aka, Jan or OH), Jelly Bean (JB) and Susanne. We organize, review, plot and strategize for a day or two and then head south to Silver City.
Why Silver City? Because we all seek to hike a completed New Mexico CDT including those sections we have missed or simply not attempted. Resumption here will initially sate this need. Our route south to Silver City in car will generally parallel the trail which enhances our plan to drop our resupply boxes with willing motel managers at future stop points and even cache water where deemed appropriate. So much for the need to schedule arrivals around the Post Office open hours.
Complete New Mexico and then link with awaiting compatriots Bamboo Bob, Judy and Mark. Then into and possibly through Colorado. Such a tentative word..."possibly" but I have initiated attempts before only to be hobbled by blisters becoming more seriously infected. Yes, Vonhof gives great advise as do all successful runners, hikers, walkers et al. My issue is to implement same.
On paper all systems...GO.

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