Day 16 – Passed By Doug the Hermit’s Place

May 7, 13.6 miles / 172 total hiked For about 20 years, there has been a guy who has lived on the CDT who only comes out once per year for groceries, supplies, etc. His name is Doug and he says he is a…

Day 14 – Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 0 miles / 142.6 total hiked Today, we are still resting in Silver City. We were planning on hiking out early this morning, but Keith had a shin splint flare up, so we decided to stay an extra night. He has been…

Day 12 – Arriving in Silver City (Yay!)

May 3, 16.0 miles / 142.6 total hiked We got up early at around 5:30 AM, but it’s TOWN DAY, so I did not mind too much. Last night, we had to back track less than a mile so we were not camping on…

Day 10 – Rag in the Tailpipe

May 1, 13.5 miles / 116.5 total hiked Gina’s thoughts Thank goodness for headphones, music, audiobooks, and podcasts.  They truly help pass the time while hiking mile after mile, all day long.  We have started listening to a podcast at the same time:  “Missing…

Day 2 – Where Did Gina’s Appetite Go?

April 23, 15.7 miles / 28.8 total hiked:  My oh my – what have we gotten ourselves into? Today I started to go downhill. I always lose my appetite on the trail, but forcing myself to eat a little something throughout the day is…

T-Minus 12 Hours til Hike Time!!!

New appreciation for quiet nights out on the trail. Gina’s thoughts of the day: Well, we were hoping to get some sleep last night, but we really didn’t. Keith called that one right. He was not surprised at all – especially when the hotel…

Getting Closer to the Trail!!!

Today, could not have gone any smoother. (Actually, preparing for the *entire trip* could not have gone any smoother!) First things first, though. We would like to say “thanks” to Kyle and Heather, for getting up even before the roosters 🐔, to drop us…