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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Day 3 on the trail

A quick entry before trying to get some really good z's in a comfy bed. Today Andy and I met up with our first Trail Angels, Jim, Amy, Hannah and Abby. A wonderful family in Breckenridge that have gone out of their way to make us extra comfy and well fed.

To date we have covered about 104 miles and are moving along pretty well. The funniest thing is that we are constantly mistaken for day-hikers. Our packs are so small compared to the other few thru-hikers we've met. Andy has been great at teaching me the basics. The pace is constant yet relaxed, we've been putting in about 12 hour days. We somehow forgot our first 3 days of fuel for the stove so we had to make a fire the first night... that is a story in itself. So last night we ate bars. We've been eating LOTS of bars... yesterday I think I ate 12. The terrain has been beautiful and ever changing. Today we got our first taste of what I envisioned this hike to be, high alpine meadows and peaks screaming up all around. Tomorrow morning we head up the 10 mile range for what appears to be an impressive traverse. Headed to bed now, will write more from Salida if possible. Sleeping on the pine needles is alright, but some good sleep will be helpful.


Jessica Deline said...

Sounds like you are having quite the fun trip! Just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hi!

8:41 PM  

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