Continental Divide Trail - April 29, 2009 I leaned back against the side of the ravine, squeezing canned cheese onto slices of pepperoni - heaven in a heart stopping snack. My hiking metabolism burns through the cholesterol before it has time to clog up my arteries. I tell myself this every time I stuff some...
Continental Divide Trail - April 27, 2009 I was ready early, so I watched the sun come up, and took pictures of the sunrise. I smiled at the grunting and groaning coming from the others, as they packed up. Mornings were always rough as newly torn down muscles fought the demands to move. We would...
Continental Divide Trail - April 26, 2009 Wind whistled through the tall, dry grass around me as I battled with the corner of the tarp being ripped from my hands. "Crap!" I yelped in pain and frustration, as the corner of the tarp ripped the titanium stake from the ground and snapped it across my...
Continental Divide Trail - April 24, 2009 The next two days blended into heat, desert, and a constant race for water. I was hiking around a group of 4 other hikers, three men and a woman, that had been part of Sam's shuttle out to the trailhead when we started the hike. Going into...
Continental Divide Trail - April 22, 2009 I stood staring out into the dreary, grey morning with my pack slung over my shoulder, and my hand on the storm door handle. I sighed, released the door handle, and headed back down the stairs to the basement. I quickly pulled everything out of my new, smaller...
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