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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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CDT, Day 16 — Zero Day

CDT, Day 16 — July 18 — 0 miles More recuperation in beautiful downtown Rawlins, Wyo. Not a whole lot of things to do today. Another breakfast at McDonald's, then more foot soaking. Betsy and I had a long chat catching up with goings on at home and I arranged my food for the next…
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CDT, Day 15 — Recuperation in Rawlins

CDT, Day 15 — July 17 — 0 miles After a restful night, I could almost walk normally. After breakfasting on leftover granola, I headed across the street to McDonald's for two sausage/cheese/egg McMuffins and a cup of coffee. Then back to the motel for some foot soaking, followed by a fruitless search for a…
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CDT, Day 14 — A Long Roadwalk into Rawlins

CDT, Day 14 — July 16 — 32 miles I spent an OK night camped 10 feet from Highway 71. Fortunately, only a few cars passed by. I was back on the road at 6 a.m. hiking north on a smooth shoulder in cool air under blue skies. Until about 10, I enjoyed pleasant hiking.…
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CDT, Day 13 — Blowdowns

CDT, Day 13 — July 15 — 26.5 miles After a breezy night, I got going on an ATV track that more or less followed the divide. I needed to be vigilant for junctions where I might take a wrong turn. Easy walking in the cool morning air for 5 miles until the CDT left…
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