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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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