I went back to where it all started last year. The Continental Divide Trail Kickoff in Silver City, New Mexico.
I printed some hikertrash to wear for the weekend.
and set up my booth in the Big Ditch for the vendor fair on Saturday.
I met the Reynolds, some blog readers of mine last year!
And went on a hike with some of the folks from Silver City I met on the same hike last year.
It was nice to spend a few days with Allgood who started his CDT hike the next day, and meet Julie from TOAKS, and Spirit, who was also setting off on her thru-hike.
I passed on the CDTC Trail Ambassador torch (or hiking pole) to Allgood.
And caught up with some hiking friends from last year, like Race.
It was a real pleasure to attend the event, get some closure on my thru-hike, and reflect on the challenges and successes of the hike last year.
CDT, it’s been real!
Thanks for keeping your fans up to date on your awesome journey.
We followed your hiking blog on the CDT last year and enjoyed your stories and writing styles and would like to do the same this season. Could you recommend someone to follow on any of the long trails this year?
Phil & Phyllis
Thanks Phil & Phyllis! My friend Mary is trying for the calendar triple crown: https://marriedtothetrail.com/ She’s almost done with the AT and headed to the CDT next. My friend Allgood is on the CDT: http://thedagodiaries.com/ and another friend Homework is also on the CDT: http://www.soletosoil.com/ Thanks for coming on my adventure! I’ll be section hiking the Oregon Desert Trail this year and will keep up my blog.