The Swisters are about to hit a trail again
July 31, 2014 § 2 Comments
Hum… It’s been a while, huh?
Well, it’s been a while we haven’t really lost ourselves in the wilderness. Too long a while if you ask us. But we’re about to change that.
Which trail? Ah, good question!
The last 500 miles or so of the PCT? Nope, not yet.
The AT? Nah, try again.
The CDT? Well, no… and yes. No, because that’s one too many letters. We’re getting ready to hike a section of the CT, the Colorado Trail. But yes, because the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail share about 235 miles and 40 of these miles are located in the section of the CT we’ve chosen to hike this summer.
We’ll start at the Spring Creek Pass and head towards Durango. That’s about 127 miles and we have around 15 days. That gives us a leisurely average of 8.5 miles a day. For our minds, formatted by months of PCT thru-hiking, that’s ridiculously pathetic. But this time we’re in no rush to get anywhere really so our minds will have to adapt. And anyway our bodies are in a ridiculously unfit shape.
So that’s the plan. But you know what they say. Life is what happens when you’re busy planning something else.