1 mile hiked!
It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of the CT thu-hikers in finishing the trail. I would love to feel accomplished and sit on a couch eating my weight in curry and chocolate, watching mindless tv and movies as a great reward for this great thing, but my hiking perspective has forever been skewed by these giant long distances I set myself to hike. Even more than setting them for myself, it’s associating with epic humans who think nothing of a 2600+ mile hike, and even string together 2 or 3 of them in one year, that makes less than 1000 miles seem kind of…unfinished. I’m still excited by the hike, Colorado is amazing, and surviving so long at altitude with so many climbs is pretty awesome (if I do say so myself).
However, there are so many more miles for me to hike I can’t relax too much!
After hiking the final mile, hitching into Durango, we enjoy almost 2 full glorious days eating and watching the Lorelais (Gilmore Girls), as well as the awesomeness of Coach Taylor, Matt Saracen and Tim Riggins (Friday Night Lights) on netflix. We also take lots of showers, do laundry, buy food, all the town chores necessary for getting us back on trail.
On the third day, we rose again…from the couch and into a car. Destination: Cuba, New Mexico. Back on the CDT!