January 1, 2015
I can officially say I’m hiking the Continental Divide Trail THIS year!
For those that have had to wait years between thru-hikes, and for friends and family that have heard me go on and on about the CDT in 2015 know what a milestone that is. Three more months of work baby!
Back to the trip…last night we skied about three miles before veering off the main trail to make camp in a small clearing near Todd Lake. We opened one of our beers to toast the New Year (and also lessen the burden in what had become a regrettably heavy pack). For some reason I had grabbed my new Western Mountaineering Ultralight sleeping bag (20 degree) instead of my -20 degree bag, and though the temps hovered around the 20s, my feet were still cold throughout the night. It’s hard to sleep with cold feet. But inspiration struck and I put on the down booties I had packed. Much better.
In the morning we lingered over coffee before hitting the snow.
I can only imagine the excitement of saying ‘I’m going this year!’ I’m thru-hiking next year and I can’t wait! Good luck as you prepare! I can’t wait to follow your adventure. It seems as though you’re starting the year off right!
Thanks for reading Anna! You know what I mean then 🙂 What trail are you hiking next year??
I know exactly what you mean! I’m sure people are sick of me hearing about it! I’m going southbound on the AT!