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The Gila River Section

The Gila River Section

Before we headed into the Gila River we had something very important to do... celebrate my birthday! After a long day of road walking we ended at the start of...

May 20, 2019 : Elysha Dyer
Mesas and Canyons. Getting to Cuba; not that Cuba

Mesas and Canyons. Getting to Cuba; not that Cuba

Sitting in Cuba waiting for rain. About to hit the start of the snow and it feels like a wall. Trying to figure out what to do next while reflecting...

May 19, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
CDT Road Walks: It’s Not All Paved Highways Out Here!

CDT Road Walks: It’s Not All Paved Highways Out Here!

The CDT between Pie Town and Grants has two major alternate options. In fact, if you were to take both the Cibola and Bonita-Zuni alternates, as Josh and I planned...

May 15, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt
Lavafields and Thunderstorms: The Road into Grants

Lavafields and Thunderstorms: The Road into Grants

Physical thunder storms mirrored inner psychological storms as the roads continued. Weather presenting different challenges than last year as the hikes begin to truly distinguish themselves. Day

May 13, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Magic on Magic

Magic on Magic

After some rest in Lordsburg we began to move north again. The first bit out of town was a road walk. These are never the most fun but we must...

May 12, 2019 : Elysha Dyer
234 Crossings And A Log Was Only One

234 Crossings And A Log Was Only One

Josh and I took our first zero and we met a bunch of new hikers at Doc Campbell’s. Folks who were hanging out planning to go down to trail days,...

May 10, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt
Climbing Out of the Gila: Road to Pie Town

Climbing Out of the Gila: Road to Pie Town

There is nowhere else on earth that I would rather be than thru-hiking. That doesn’t mean every step is pleasurable or fun. Road walks to Pie Town give a powerful...

May 7, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Through the Gila, Part One; Hot Springs!

Through the Gila, Part One; Hot Springs!

Following a restful nero in Silver City, just ten miles in and an afternoon off, getting back on trail felt good. Josh had new shoes and said he felt bouncy...

May 5, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt
First 85 Miles and Damn It’s Hot Outside!

First 85 Miles and Damn It’s Hot Outside!

Southern Terminus to Lordsburg, NM Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Literally, this is what it took to get to the Southern Terminus of the CDT. A plane to Tucson, train to...

May 3, 2019 : Kimberly Ronin Huber
Dosu’s Storm Before the Storm

Dosu’s Storm Before the Storm

I'm sitting here in a Tuscon, AZ, Dunkin' Donuts drinking a liter of iced coffee, thinking about getting a second one. I quit my job about five weeks ago; it's...

May 2, 2019 : Dosu ? Kinuta