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Bob Marshall Wilderness

Kipper and I came out of Lincoln with 7 days of food and excited to finally make it into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We had 179 miles to hike to get to East Glacier. This stretch is incredibly remote with only one forest service road that passes through. The first day out of town took us over Lewis and Clark
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Anaconda to Lincoln

Leaving Uncle Buck’s, Kipper and I were rested and in high spirits. It was tough not to be. The weather was beautiful and the forest was dense. The trail was smooth and wound through younger growth pine forests. We were crushing miles. The day before we made it into Helena, Kipper and I got separated. Neither of us had any
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Into Montana

Tonight I’m camping out back of Uncle Buck’s Bar and Restaurant by the horseshoe pits. Statements like this seem to accompany things like, “last night we found a nice flat ditch by the side of the road to pitch our tents.” Before I explain let’s go back to Lima. Out of Lima the weather scare was in full effect. We
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Spork into the Wind River Range

As on the PCT you don’t ever seem to be out of the desert. The CDT is no exception. The Great Basin was about as desert as it gets. This stretch covered about a hundred miles and it was wide open. There was nothing as far as the eye could see. At times you could see distant mountains but they
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Into to Wyoming and the Great Basin on the CDT

After Steamboat the mountains mellowed a bit. There were still a couple of snow crossings but overall the ground was covered in wildflowers. The mountainsides looked like colorful paintings. The floral smell brightens your senses and lifts your spirits. As the mountains faded the boggy meadows were upon us. The humidity started rising. I have been sweating more lately than
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New Picture Gallery and a Video

Spork was able to get an iPhone download done in the last town. These are the balance of pictures he had on his iPhone and a few videos. He was running out of room on his iPhone. I’m not why he’s not sent these yet as they are some of the set pictures he’s sent. There is also a few
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Leadville, Colorado July 1, 2014

The stretch after Salida was filled with snow and long steep passes. We went from 9,000 feet where it was boggy and hot to 13,000 feet with snow and wind. The weather was pretty nice throughout. We did get snowed and hailed on one night but we were already in our tents. The scenery has been beautiful. The aspen trees
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New Picture Gallery, Rio Grande National Forest into Gunnison

I received a SD card from Ryan on Friday. I have added a new gallery in the right column. Like this:Like Loading…

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Post and Pictures from Spork 6/26/14

Out of Pagosa the excitement started instantly. The hiking/mountaineering was slow going. We had 40 to 50 mph sustained winds with what had to be 80 mph gusts that we had to drop to the ground to keep from being blown off the mountains. I typically like crazy wind but 4 days straight is ridiculous! The climbs were steep and
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Message from Spork in Colorado 6/9/14

I love the CDT. It’s official. The last week has been incredible. We made it in to Colorado yesterday morning. The trail has changed from deserts and huge mesas to snow spotted MOUNTAINS. Right out of Cuba we went to some 10,000 foot meadows. I saw a herd of 60 or so elk and the hiking was perfect. Dirt single
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Into Pietown 5/20

Received a call from Spork last evening. They arrived in Pietown before noon and retrieved their packages at the post office. Pietown puts them right at mile 415. Spork said it was likely they hiked and additional 50+ miles from getting lost and bushwhacking back to what they think is the trail. The trail is still unmarked for the most
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Nothing Since Silver City – 5/16

Looks like they are laying down some decent miles. As best I can calculate from the GPS pings they are averaging 25 miles per day. Right now they are in the Gila National Forest. They are around 100 miles south from the closest paved road. There is a resupply package with food and shoes waiting for Spork at the Pietown
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Hike Begins May 1

In about 30 hours I will be setting out on the Continental Divide Trail. Kipper and I just spent the entire day tying up last-minute details, grocery shopping for a couple resupply boxes, and getting organized. Chimp and Iris are in Tucson doing the same. Days like this are fun but I would much rather hike than plan. A little
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