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CDT, August 15 — Light at the End of the Tunnel

CDT — Aug. 15 — Recovering I’ve been off the trail for 23 days now. Last week, Bob Cranny at Altitude Physical Therapy massaged my right foot twice. I don’t what he did exactly, but it immediately felt better. Thereafter, I could walk around the block at home without much if any pain. This week,…
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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 8 — Camping at 11,100 feet

CDT, Day 8 — July 10 — 14.7 miles On the trail at 7 a.m. John and I continued north through sub-alpine forest and passed by wet meadows for 5 miles to Buffalo Pass. Only four cars in the parking lot. At 10,300 feet in elevation, we gained only 300 feet of elevation since our…
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Day 13 – 37 Degrees!

We called the local police to see if we could camp in Pepin City Park a few blocks away. We stopped by the police station then went to the park two blocks away. The park featured stately American elms. We camped under one of them. After an early dinner, we got in our warm clothes. At about 7 pm the sun made a brief appearance. We’re happy to be here; tomorrow is forecast to be warmer. Total distance today : 77 miles.
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Day 11 – A Rainy Day

At the pass, we stopped for a short break, then headed downhill- aided by a brisk tail wind. The conifers soon disappeared on the dry side of the Divide. Clumps of aspens, poplars, and grasses predominated. Dramatic clouds swirled over the mountains to the west. We soon arrived in East Glacier Park and checked into the Backpacker’s Inn.
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