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City: Canon City
State: Colorado
Country: USA
Begins: Aug 17, 2016
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Aug 19th, 2016
Start: Stony Pass
End: Window Rock
Daily Distance: 20
Trip Distance: 35.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 147
Journal Visits: 915
Guestbook Views: 5
Guestbook Entrys: 0

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Cold feet on him, too.

CDT trail, finally!

A couple hours into the day, I finally reached the split where the Colorado and Continental Divide trail split. For once, the sun was out and while not really warm, it was nice to see blue sky for once. I had a great hike up and over the Hunchback then hiked back down through the next valley through a really overgrown path. Willows grew up and over my head and blocked all the views through the valley. The next valley was more open, but the trail was still overgrown. I passed Twin Lakes (baby geese!) and Ute Lake, and finally reached a camp in a small pass below Window Rock. There were several weird rocky circles, about sixty feet in diameter, not too far below the pass - not sure if they're just strange natural formations, some sort of fossilized plant formations, or an early human construction. Someone with more knowledge than I have needs to go check them out.





Late in the evening, I heard footsteps in the dark outside my tent. I peeked out and saw a deer standing practically in the vestibule of my tent. She hung out for quite a while before finally disappearing into the dark.

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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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