CDT 2013



Hello and welcome to my 2013 CDT journal. Almost all of these entries were posted from my iPhone nightly in my tent after hiking 20-30+ miles from sun up to sun down. I know how helpful this journal can be to others preparing for a thru hike, so I made this page to hopefully ease the frustration of navigating through all my archives. The blog entries from this journal are listed below in three helpful categories.
-Before the Hike
-Trail Journal
-After the Hike

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Before the Hike
 During The Hike
After The Hike

18 comments:

  1. Erin - looking forward to a pre-trip post about how you are preparing for your trip. Lists you're making, maps you're scouring, food boxes you're strategizing, new equipment you're thinking about, etc. Leslie

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  2. Leslie, it's as if you are reading my mind! I haven't disappeared. My goal is to get a post up with my new gear in the next week. I have been working a ton to save up for the hike and find the planning to be quite overwhelming. In order to minimize my "wired-ness" I told myself not to worry or obsess about the details until January. Of course, that hasn't stopped me from making endless lists of things to do and gear to buy. Thanks for the nudge, it will give me the motivation I need to get that post up this coming week:)

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  3. Congratulations, Wired. I have nominated your blog for the 2012 Blog of the Year award. Rules can be found at: http://ladyonarock.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

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  4. Wired: Have you seen Paul and Cookie's movie about the CDT?
    http://vimeo.com/23740576

    It's a great view of the conditions on the trail and a wonderful movie as well.

    Also, I just noticed on Balls & Sunshine's trail journal that you are all doing the CDT together. That's awesome. I'm so glad you're going to be sharing this experience with your friends.

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    1. I have seen that and like it. Cookie and his adventures are some of my favs. I envy his website, photography, and ability to put together some awesome videos! He has a new blog with his girlfriend Nicky that is pretty great. http://www.nickyandcookie.com/
      They recently finished the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand. I am most envious of their 3wk trip to their own island. This is the video from it and I've added it to my list of life goals to make it there someday! Just paradise! http://vimeo.com/34518761

      As for the CDT, Balls and Sunshine are on a slightly different route/schedule than me. Our plan is to connect in Northern NM and do the Colorado section together...maybe even further, but we'll see how it goes. I'm looking forward to it and will be starting will fellow 2011 PCTers Liz, Drop N Roll, and Ninja.

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  5. Shane Birchfield (cherrypicker-pct/pnt 2011) looks like a few of the pct 2011 crew is thawing out their feet again. i've been mountaineering through the last two winters in the sierra's and cascade's. im feelin like changin it up a bit. im leavin from socal and goin trans grand canyon route(tonto ledge ~250mi) then up the cdt in nw NM or sw colorodo.

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    1. Hey Cherrypicker! Have you seen the website I'm helping to maintain that lists all the CDTers this year? It is www.thetrailunitesus.com. You'll see a lot of the 2011 crew on the list. Should I add you as a section hiker??? Great to hear from ya!

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  6. Hi Erin,

    Reading Julie U. book "Between a rock and white blaze" and noticed that she and her husband are hiking the CDT in 2013. So, if interested check out the link.

    Good hiking.
    Bruce

    http://urbyville.com/category/hiking/continental-divide-trail/

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    1. I did know they were hiking, but I didn't realize they had written a book. I just posted an new post you will be interested in if you would like to find out who all is hiking the CDT this year. It's the post titled, "The Trail Unites Us."

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    2. Erin, Found this link of interest:

      http://bearcreeksurvey.com/Reroutes.htm

      Good hiking.

      Bruce

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    3. Thanks for thinking of me Bruce...yes, this is the main site CDTers use to get the waypoints. I have it linked in my posts about maps and waypoints.

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  7. I just started planning a Colorado trail trip this summer and keep coming across links that may be of interest to you. Hope, I am not being a pain.


    Good Hiking!!

    Bruce, Los Alamos New Mexico.

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  8. Thanks for thinking of me. How far do you live from the CDT?

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    1. The CDT makes a bend to northeast around Los Alamos: West about 40 miles and North about 35 miles. Some key words are: Piedra Lumbre, Cuba, Ghost Ranch, Santa Fe National Forest.

      Bruce

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  9. Hey Wired, I'm not sure if you've seen this or not. If not then you might find it cool. I read an article about an iPhone case that turns your iPhone into a sat phone. If interested here is the link to the article...

    http://www.tuaw.com/2013/03/21/turn-your-iphone-into-a-satellite-phone-with-satsleeve/

    Here's the link to the website...

    http://www.thuraya.com/products/voice/thuraya-satsleeve

    Have a great CDT trip. I'll be following you post by post.

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    1. Oh wow Michael. I definitely perked up when I saw this...something I'd have if I had all them money in the world. Very impressive that they've made something like this. It's expensive and the price per minute is really high too. I like my SPOT for emergencies because it gives my location. Someday, all phones will probably have this feature as a basic feature. Amazing what they are able to make...

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