Lake City 2

Date: 6/21/2016 Day: 46 Distance: 0 miles start: stop: Elevation: 8900 ft Others Here: Linus Cloudbuster, Ron, Tank, Judd, Dragon Dan, Deco, Cheetah Camp: Raven’s Rest Hostel This was a much needed zero day and hurrah! I’m sending my snowshoes and microspikes home.  That’s 4.5 pounds less on my pack.

Lake City

Date: 6/20/2016 Day: 45 Distance: 23 miles start: 6:20 am stop: 4:20 pm Elevation: 8900 ft Others Here: Linus Cloudbuster, Ron, Tank Camp: Raven's Rest Hostel I weighed myself at the hostel and have lost 10 pounds.  I plan to take zero day to try and build back up a little. Lake city is a great place and in my opinion this is the best hostel on the trail.  Actually the hostel owner, Lucky, is the main reason it is my favorite.  He is exceptional.

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Get back on that horse

Date: 6/19/2016 Day: 44 Distance: 22 miles start: 6:40 am stop: 7:30 pm Elevation: 12226 ft Others Here: Linus Cloudbuster, Polar Bear, Tank Camp: small lake near Cataract Lake ; tenting I had been talking up the alternate over Hunchback peak but when it came to it, I was feeling very unsure of myself after yesterday’s fall and self arrest.  I told Cloudbuster I was going to take the official and lower CDT route.  But I could tell he really wanted to do hunchback  (which is a 13135 ft peak) but he was willing to go low with me.   He …