Track my progress as I hike the Continental Divide Trail!
On April 15, 2015 I began my 3100 mile hike on the Continental Divide Trail.
This trek will challenge all of me, from sore muscles to blistered feet. Hiking up to 20 miles a day through temperatures below freezing as well as into the hundreds. Feeling all of the pain and knowing that the days to follow will bring more of the same; I will push forward in memory of my mother who died in 2013 from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
Please consider sponsoring my efforts with a donation to CurePSP with the links on this site.
This website will chart my progress, and you can follow my updates while on the trail through my Twitter feed or Facebook page using the links on this site and by clicking on the tabs above. You can also track me on the CDT using the links on the pages, and looking for my GPS name "HeHo".
LAKE CITY, CO
It was a cold morning, below freezing. When I got out of my frosted tent I was treated to a magnificent sunrise.
I detected the sound of flowing water, which turned out to be beneath the rocks in what I thought was a dry creek. I could have had full water bottles and cooked dinner last night, and it was right next to me. Heck!
It took a while to warm up, but when it did it got plenty warm. By the end of the day I saw 95 degF on my thermometer.
I had a big climb up to a lunch spot, from where I made calls to the hostel to arrange a ride for 4:30. Then it was a long mostly flat hike across open range down to Spring Creek Pass. On the way down to the road I found some amazing trail magic; a cooler full of beer on ice. HeHo!
I got down to the pass at 3:30 and tried hitching. By 5:00 I had no takers on a lightly traveled road and nobody from the hostel came. I was about ready to start walking 20 miles to Lake City when a pickup that had passed me came back and picked me up. He was working for a guy from Austin who had a ranch here and was making a creek on his property fishable. He drove pretty fast and aggressively while using his cell phone to show me pictures of his work. A little scary, but I got to town.
In the evening Memphis, ED, and Veggie showed up and we went to dinner at a saloon. We all plan to hit the trail for the San Juans tomorrow.