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CDT, Day 20 — Along the Oregon Trail

CDT, Day 20 — July 22 — 25.5 miles After a restful night, I hit the trail at 6:45 a.m., hoping to reach a campsite on the Sweetwater River. Today featured short water carries of just 4, 5, 7, and 9 miles, allowing me to carry less than 2 liters and making hiking easier. The…
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CDT, Day 19 — Piñons, Pines and Sagebrush

CDT, Day 19 — July 21 — 19.2 miles A long day but not many miles. After a breezy night, I hit the trail at 7 a.m. The CDT climbed 700 feet on the way to a clear-water spring. I met hiker Wolf who said he’s hiked the Appalachian trail seven times and the Pacific…
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CDT, Day 18 — Back Pain and a Swim

CDT, Day 18 — July 20 — 23.8 miles Another tough day. I left Bull Springs at 6:45 a.m. under blue skies and dead calm, returning to the pipeline right-of-way for a 14.5-mile hike to a reservoir — maybe a swim, too. Soon my lower back started hurting and I couldn’t find a way to…
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CDT, Day 17 — Effort and Reward

CDT, Day 17 — July 19 — 27 miles On U.S. 287 at 6:30 a.m., walking 3 miles to a to road where the CDT exits west. But when I got there, there was no road there. So, onward for another mile to another road, where I walked a half mile west and finally found…
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