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HIKE DIARY

Backpacking & thru-hiking

is not always blissful

It takes hard work, dedication and determination to stay the course when walking, tramping, sauntering or trekking. But like life, the rewards are sweet for those willing to put one foot in front of the other.

Check the hike diary dropdown menu for trails from six continents.

Good Luck, Bad Luck

My outlook on life is a belief in grace and abundance tinged by some bad luck that tests our character.

CDT: Deadman Peaks to Cuba, New Mexico

The final twenty miles included climbing up on several mesas made of different types of rock and all with amazing views including the last night’s sunset show.

CDT: Grants to Mount Taylor, New Mexico

The start of the trail from desert is steep, but then levels off into ponderosa pine and aspen before beginning the ascent of 11,000-foot Mount Taylor.

Pre-hike: Albuquerque

Before hiking a CDT section, I visit Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta, Old Town, and to see old friends.

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