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Poppa Smurf
City: Green Bay
State: WI
Country: USA
Begins: Jun 8, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Jun 18th, 2015

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 555
Journal Visits: 9,985
Guestbook Views: 416
Guestbook Entrys: 9

Last PLB Location

Continental Divide Trail Map

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Pony Express Statue

Last day of preparation

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Picked up Why Wait and Flop yesterday at the Denver International Airport and drove to Rawlins. Stopped at a REI Store in Ft. Collins to pick up some last minute items. All exhibited strong discipline buy purchasing only those listed as "needed". We took a State route to Cheyenne before driving the freeway. Beautiful scenery with greenery trumping last year's predominant browns. Probably due to recent rains and time of season.

We're staying at the Oak Tree for two nights. Today, we cached water for the first 30 - 40 miles which hopefully sets us up for lighter pack weight tomorrow. Everything was going peachey keen...almost back into Rawlins when... . I am a boring driver usually obeying the speed limits. After being passed by several vehicles - including a truck - on a 3 lane stretch of Hwy 287, I was clocked at 75 in a 65. The State Police who was cleverly parked on the opposite shoulder, did a U turn and quickly stopped my humble CRV. Few words were exchanged. Very few words. Crazy, the slowest driver in southeast Wyoming getting a ticket. Now operating in a slow burn, externlizing and denial. Well, I won't risk this again for a couple weeks.
Next objective: Meet Tim at Bison Road

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