CDT Thru Hike: New Mexico Part Three

When we left Silver City for the second time we got a ride back to the same trailhead from which we’d hiked north a few days earlier. Not too far south of there, maybe half a day or so, the landscape started opening up into the vast, exposed desert we would be enduring for theContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: New Mexico Part Three”

CDT Thru Hike: New Mexico Part Two

Heading south out of Grants, hikers have several possible routes from which to choose. Truthfully, I don’t remember which line we were on, but there was a lot of road walking. Without going into too much detail, it was also in this stretch between Grants and Pie Town that about half of us ended upContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: New Mexico Part Two”

CDT Thru Hike: New Mexico Part One

The Colorado / New Mexico border is kind of an odd one for many southbound hikers. After Pagosa Springs, CO, the next town most hikers aim for is Chama, NM. What’s odd about this is that the easiest place to get into Chama from the CDT is a highway crossing that’s still in Colorado. SoContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: New Mexico Part One”

CDT Thru Hike: Colorado Part Two

Getting back on trail after our few days visiting friends in Denver felt like a fire being lit underneath us. Up until this point we’d had the Denver plans somewhat guiding our pace, but once that visit was behind us it was time to get our act together and make miles to wrap up theContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: Colorado Part Two”