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Move over hiker, we are coming through

Move over hiker, we are coming through

CDT117 19th August  Saturday 29 miles Windy last night and this morning the air was clear and free of smoke.  The forest we walked through this morning had been burnt out, the whole valley was dead with skinny trees and new growth on the ground and bush...

Forest fires, but only smoke for us

Forest fires, but only smoke for us

CDT116 18th August  Friday 27 miles Blowing this morning at 6 o'clock, sun isn't visible yet but Czech Mix and myself started the morning with a steep climb.  Smoke was thick from the surrounding fires which didn't make my photos turn out the best. We...

Czech Mix getting in the photo

Czech Mix getting in the photo

CDT115 17th August  Thursday 13 miles With zero day finished, it's time to hit the road but not before a hot breakfast and a relaxing coffee at Lambkin's Restaurant.  It opened at 7:30 and I repeated the order i had yesterday, hotcake and an omelette...

Zero day in Lincoln and food for 7 days

Zero day in Lincoln and food for 7 days

CDT114 16th August  Wednesday Breakfast at Lambkin's Restaurant  after I made my way to the RV park, cost was only 8 dollars to camp which was discounted for hikers and cyclists.  Long hot shower with a face cloth and a clean towel makes a pleasant change instead of...

Water

Water

CDT113 15th August  tuesday 27 miles Heart starter this morning with a good half hour hill climb, thankfully the mountains are becoming more manageable as I head north, hopefully no more silly sections like the four challenging passes I had not long ago in one...

Dana Springs, cattle trough

Dana Springs, cattle trough

CDT112 14th August Monday 28 miles Alarm on my phone woke me this morning, I can no longer rely on the birds waking me first thing in the morning, as it seems that it's taking longer to get light now days. Laying in my sleeping bag, the wind was blowing hard going by...

A day in town

A day in town

CDT111 13th August  Sunday 5 miles Resupply day in Helena, all keen and eager to get into town I was at the highway at 6:30 waiting for a kind driver  to pick me. It took a while but about 90 minutes later Jeff coming back from a 10 day skydiving event...

Lazy day

Lazy day

CDT110 12th August  Saturday 18 miles Real lazy start this morning at 8am knowing that I only had about 18 miles to walk before I reach the highway. Easy does it, but still a lot of smoke about from the forest fires in Montana  The plan is a common plan that...

CDT109

CDT109

CDT109 11th August  Friday 25 miles Lucky deer as I was no hunter After the four days of resting in Anaconda, I kind of feel it in my joints, knee and hip was a little sore this morning and even though I made camp yesterday early, I struggled to get going this...

Back on the trail

Back on the trail

CDT108 10th August  Thursday 27miles Nothing open at 6am as I walked through town, it took me another half an hour to get to the edge of town where I knew there was a McDonald's, I ordered their standard coffee but it was so terrible that I went back and paid the...

Four zero days, what a treat

Four zero days, what a treat

CDT104-107 9th August Wednesday I guess  I just needed a rest from the trail.  The Hikers association and Anaconda business community had set up a place where hikers like me can relax. Its a building that reminds me of my office back in PNG  where I...

Town day, shower, Laundromat and good food.

Town day, shower, Laundromat and good food.

CDT103 5th August  Saturday 25 miles Leaving behind Storm Lake where I camped for the night, the problem with camping next to the lake is that the tent gets extremely damp. It was a really nice walk this morning, the trail differed from what I had on my map and I...

Anaconda Route 

Anaconda Route 

CDT102 4th August  Friday 29 miles It only took an hour to get up to Rainbow Pass climbing 1,500 feet and at just after 6 o'clock, there was a thick haze of smoke all about and the sun still hasn't risen over the surrounding mountains. I did a long walk this...

Never too old for the trail, just adjust your pace 

Never too old for the trail, just adjust your pace 

CDT101 3ed August  Thursday 24 miles, So far I've walked 2,467miles (3,970km) I just didn't want to get going this morning, I felt damp and cold but yet the tent wasn't wet.  Once I unziped my sleeping bag, I was packed up, and ready to go within 20 minutes...

Wow, one hundred days on the trail.

Wow, one hundred days on the trail.

CDT100 2ed August  Wednesday 26 miles 5 o'cock start this morning, a little chilly which reminds me of what  one of the firefighters had said yesterday, "it's going to get cold as you head north" Not something I really wanted to hear. Always nice first thing...

Fire fighters gave me the OK to continue

Fire fighters gave me the OK to continue

CDT99 1st August  Tuesday 17 miles Big Hole Pass I slept in this morning, or more likely I lay comfortably in my sleeping bag until 6:30.  I knew I had to wait until I got an update to see if it was ok for me to continue my journey north along the CDT, the...

Forest fire

Forest fire

CDT98 31st July Monday 26 miles I just cannot believe the great weather I'm having with a gentle breeze to make my uphill walks that much more pleasant. More traffic on the trail today, a couple with their dog that had it's own backpack, not sure if they are doing the...

So many South Bound Hikers

So many South Bound Hikers

CDT97 30th July Sunday 27 miles , (2,374 miles so far) Last night I got a bit of a fright just finished dinner and was getting comfortable and slowly drifting off to sleep, I then heard what sounded like a herd of horses crashing through the bush heading towards my...