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".
We left Lewis and Clark pass at about 7 am. We were unable to get any cell service so we didn’t yet have a ride into town. After our first arduous climb of the day we took a break. HoJo got 2 bars of AT&T service and used it to text Frodo. She was in town and could give us a ride at 11:30. HeHo!
We pushed on through more pointless up and downs. Grades of 50% or more are nuts. After Green Mountain I climbed to the next peak. There was a cairn on top, another one going down, and the trail could be seen going along a saddle way down there. I continued straight ahead until HoJo said we are off trail. The CDT Hiker app showed the trail somewhere over to the right past some trees. I asked if we should bushwhack over there, and we did. Big mistake. We kept getting deeper into thick brush on a steep side slope with lots of debris. It was like going through a car wash, getting whacked and scraped. After wading through this for about 20 min we finally found trail. We should have back tracked.
We made it to Rogers Pass with the temperature over 90 degF. Frodo was waiting there with cold colas and cherries. HeHo!
Some of the hotels were booked but we found a spacious room at the Blue Sky. We took Frodo to lunch and I had way too much soda. An hour later at the laundromat I felt like a balloon ready to pop. We went back to the room for a nap and I felt much better.
After listening to the Pirates win I had a big steak and a few beers. A nice end to the day and the ling hike through the Bob.