Thank you David and Shirley
What a beautiful day! Backtrack, Coyote, Shroomer and I tagged the border today and then chilled in the hotel room. The trails open tomorrow, so it just made sense to stay an extra day.
This little hike was just what I needed. All of my pre-hike jitters were washed away by a few trail miles … and it didn’t even rain. Within those first few miles the feeling of being at home came back and I remembered that this is what I was made for.
Shroomer and I reminisced much of the way to and from the border. Such a pleasure. On our way back we met Swami Bitter Goat who is south bounding the CDT this year. Then back in town we ran into and hung out with Brown Bag (a triple crowner) before he headed north on the GDT. He hiked the CDT in 2012, but we never met.