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Jgregory - Continental Divide Trail Journal - 2015

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City: Washington
State: DC
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 21, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Start: My Desk
End: My Desk
Daily Distance: 0
Daily Ascent: 0
Daily Descent: 0
Min Elevation: 0
Max Elevation: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 675
Journal Visits: 17,170
Guestbook Views: 589
Guestbook Entrys: 11

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Continental Divide Trail Map

Test first entry!

This is a test. I'm still sitting at my desk starting at the hazy glow of my computer in a windowless room. But in 6 short days I march forth, plucky and bright eyed, into the hot New Mexico desert, where I will apparently encounter scorpions, snakes, cows, Border Patrol, dubious water sources, and the soft ripply beginnings of the continenal divide. Am I neverous? Yes. Am I scared? Yes. Might I not make it very far? Absoutely. But I'm pretty excited to try to spend 5 months in the wilderness.

Two quotes come to mind, neither of which I discovered on my own.

"He thought it would be nice to take a very long walk. He put on a little knapsack and he walked through Indiana and Kentucky and North Carolina and Georgia clear to Florida. He walked among farmers and mountain people, and the swamp people and fisherman. And everywhere people asked him why he was walking through the country. Because he loved true things he tried to explain. He said he was nervious and besides he wanted to see the country, smell the ground and look at grass and birds and trees, to savor the country, and there was no other way to do it save on foot." --John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

"It wouldn't be an adventure if there were no chance of failure." - I read this in an interview with someone that just finished something impressive and probably pretty dangerous. All the other details are hazy.

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CDT Travails

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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