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Yoyodadio - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2011

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Dan Kayser
City: Ames
State: Iowa
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 27, 2011
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Wed, Mar 9th, 2011
Start: NA
End: NA
Daily Distance: 0

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Entry Visits: 1,911
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This PCT thru hike has been ~4 years in the making, but it wasn't my first choice. I had originally planned to do the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). First it is closer and I have spent most on my hiking in Colorado. In preparation for my thru hike I attempted to hike the Colorado Trail (CT) twice. Once in 2008 and again in 2010. In 2008 I hiked from Waterton Park to Salida before bailing due to blisters. In 2010 I started from Durango and ended in Creede where I again bailed due to blisters and an infected toe. I tried many different shoe combinations with negative results. Both times I feel I went out too fast. This time I will go much slower and pre-tape my blister prone areas on my feet. So why the PCT and not the CDT? I wanted to know what trail to do if I never get another chance to do another trail and several people I talked to said that per mile the PCT is the most scenic. The other reason being that the PCT is a blazed trail where the CDT isn't totally blazed and a little more difficult to navigate. So the PCT it is!

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