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Split & Two Step
City: Pleasanton
State: California
Country: USA
Begins: May 1, 2017
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jul 15th, 2017
Start: CDT mile 1331.3
End: CDT mile 1331.3
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 1,083.9
Daily Ascent: 0
Daily Descent: 0
Max Elevation: 8757

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 208
Journal Visits: 20,517
Guestbook Views: 246
Guestbook Entrys: 40

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Andy and Kevin have a surprise rendezvous with us

Huge Surprise!

Huge Surprise!

Our zero day in Winter Park started out as most zeros do. Sleep in. Eat a late breakfast. Do a few chores for the trail. Eventually, get lunch. More relaxation- today in the hot tub at our hotel for me to loosen up a number of injuries I'm beginning to accumulate.

Sitting in the warmth and listening to a podcast on my phone, I got a text from my nephew Andy, who lives in Utah. I knew he was visiting a friend in Colorado, and he was checking up on us. "Yes, we are taking a zero in Winter Park. Oh, you have a friend here?? Could he give us a 12-mile ride up to Berthoud Pass tomorrow morning? You'll check? Great! Where are we now?? I'm actually taking a hot tub at our hotel!"

Suddenly, Two Step exclaims. "It's Andy!" To which I reply, "Of course I've been texting Andy - I told you that..."
And then...

Andy is walking into the pool area with his friend Kevin. Total shock.

We spent the afternoon and evening visiting and eating and enjoying the amenities that Winter Park had to offer.

One of our best days ever.

Andy and Kevin left to camp in the hills above town at about 8:30 as the evening light was starting to fade, Andy on his motorcycle and Kevin on his mountain bike. We returned to our room still smiling as we packed for a semi-early departure tomorrow.

From Winter Park,
Split and Two Step

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Split And Two Step's CDT Adventure

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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