We are currently on another long distance hike, and the third leg of our "triple crown", the Continental Divide Trail (the "CDT"). Come along with us if you can - if not in person then by following our grand adventure via our "posts from the trail".  Check out our Flickr Photos, which we'll update periodically, and see it through our eyes!

Our Credo...

"Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Journal June 11 Roadwalking

In the morning, we crossed the divide created by the Langford Mountains and enjoyed the change in vegetation on the higher, cooler and more moist east side. Frequent and larger juniper trees and scrub oak provided more shade opportunities.

We came across the actual first bit of REAL trail tread! It was just over 100 miles into our walk and here was a route free of rocks, a defined path (but still with thorns). It felt luxurious.

We discovered at breakfast that our detailed maps showing our route north of HWY 90 were missing. Most likely I had packed them, by mistake, into the box we sent home from Lordsburg. With no info on water and with a history so far of very erratic trail markers and with several route options, it did not seem like a god idea to try that bit of trail without maps. We picked up our (last) water cache at hwy 90 and decided to walk the 25 miles of road into Silver City.

The roadwalk was largely uneventful. We did see a small, isolated, patch of Sagebrush, the first along this trail, so far. Roadwalking is fast, but hard on the feet – a hard surface and constant stress on a hot surface cause the feet to swell and blister.

21 miles

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People Shots

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Scenic Shots

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Flora & Fauna

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