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Peru - Continental Divide Trail Journal - 2017

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Lisa Karst
City: South Fork
State: CO
Country: USA
Begins: May 15, 2017
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Feb 16th, 2017
Start: South Fork
End: South Fork
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 810
Journal Visits: 1,498

Gear list Journal Plan

Continental Divide Trail Map

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Tito is in charge of planning.

Decisions forming, not made yet

So looking at current snow pack, longterm weather outlooks, and some logistics... I think I'm going to go SoBo. I want to get back home to South Fork, and to my triple crown, before real snow hits. So last year, that was late October in the San Juans. This year, anyone's guess, but usually the snow is minor until mid-Oct, so says the locals. Postholer's planner page doesn't account for hiking SoBo or cutoff routes, or the fact that I have already done Twin Lakes to Monarch Pass, so I have that his planner to start at South Fork in June and go north to finish at the border in mid Oct. So same dates, just reversed direction is what I am currently considering. If I can start at 15 miles a day and get up to 20s within a month, I can keep that schedule and still take zeros at every town. Which I do. And more. Also, by dragging my heels slightly in Montana, I will be between Dubois and Pinedale in Wyoming on August 21 at 11:30AM, for the FULL ECLIPSE. Experience of a lifetime, I have even bought my friend Tyler's eclipse poster, I'm so excited for this.

I have a few gear decisions to still make. I will definitely take a fishing pole. My 3oz Tenkara setup, or the full 1lb Reddington setup? This is an important decision on my biggest luxury item.

Another important choice: Lisa, Peru, or Area Woman on the hike this year?

I am also waiting for my Yogi CDT Guide to arrive. My house is listed. I sincerely hope that renting the house out while I hike at least pays the utilities!

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Round And Round We Go...

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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