Soon I’ll be heading out to grab the brass ring, the PhD, the big one, the Triple Crown, by hiking the Continental Divide Trail. Since the hiking Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 I’ve done smaller hikes – the Long Trail, and the Wonderland Trail. This one is the big one, over 3000 miles. I’ll find…
CDT0 – Lordsburg
Finally in Lordsburg, ready to go! Greyhound After a rough night in the hotel where I woke up every 30 minutes thinking I was running late, I both successfully got on the shuttle bus and convinced the driver to make a detour and drop me off at the Greyhound station. As soon as I arrived…
CDT5 – 85 – Lordsburg again
First five days of my trip on the CDT, ending at Lordsburg.
Smokebeard’s guide to the I-180 road walk to Silver City
Youre eager to get to Silver City. But before we begin, it sucks. Let’s just get that out of the way. It’s a 13 mile road walk on a 60 mph highway, and 10 of those miles are uphill. Pavement takes a toll on your feet that the desert doesn’t. Hitch or don’t, no judgment….
CDT9 – 158 – Silver City
I left my hotel in Lordsburg at about quarter after six, decadenly late, en route to Silver City. I got to stroll through the other side of Lordsburg on the way out on a four-mile roadwalk. I think Lordsburg is one economic downturn away from going full Mad Max. It’s sad. So much potential, wasted. …