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City: Canon City
State: Colorado
Country: USA
Begins: Aug 11, 2015
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Sep 13th, 2015
Start: Bowen Pass
End: Under Parkview Mountain
Daily Distance: 13
Trip Distance: 434.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 184
Journal Visits: 7,297
Guestbook Views: 375
Guestbook Entrys: 1

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Thank you, trail gods!!

Ugh.

Some days, every step is a challenge. This was one of those days. I just couldn't get my feet moving for some reason. I only made 13 miles until I finally gave it up. Part of the problem was the trail - motorcycles had gone through and totally trashed the trail, digging huge grooves, kicking up rocks, and making a thick sandy trough on the base. Hmph. The trail led through a long stretch of beetle kill trees and some deadfalls. Not the best scenery. It wasn't even a very tough trail, I just couldn't get going. I shut down at 4:30, a full two hours before sunset. I could have pushed on a few more miles, but there's a 6 mile ridgeline walk after I climb Parkview Peak in the morning, and I don't want to hit that at dusk. Tomorrow will be better, I hope.

I did run into several SoBo hikers today. Trail, Otter, The German Guys, Two and a Half Weeks, and Raven and his crew. They're all looking haggard and hungry.

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Sectioning The CDT!

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: www.continentaldividetrail.org

 

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