CT preparations

Phew! Between work and vacation I was feeling neglectful of my CT hike coming up. I am caught up now and only excitement is taking over.

My recent discovery of the book, “Ultralight Backpackin’ Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight Camping” by Mike Clelland, was a huge help (Internet link here). That and I have two experienced thru hiking friends. But in my typical ‘do it myself, then ask questions’ manner, I have spent long hours trying to piece everything together without their aid. I will have the gear and food list on my CT page and my proposed mileage agenda below. Less than three weeks until go time!

Official start date: 10 August 2013

 

Sample Daily Mileage Agenda
Date Trip Day Daily Mileage Total Mileage Camp Location
10-Aug 1 28 28 Little Scraggy TH
11-Aug 2 29 57 Long Gulch TH
12-Aug 3 31 88 before Middle Fork Swan River
13-Aug 4 21 104 & 109 Goldhill TH: free bus to Breckinridge; Miners Creek
14-Aug 5 25 134 Cataract Creek
15-Aug 6 24 158 past Busk Creek
16-Aug 7 29 187 past Lost Canyon Rd #398
17-Aug 8 29 216 past Avalanche TH near Cottonwood Creek
18-Aug 9 32 248 N Fork Bridge
19-Aug 10 10 252 & 258 Hwy 50: walk/hitch to Salida; S Foose Creek #3
20-Aug 11 28 286 before Cochetapa Hills lookout
21-Aug 12 31 317 past Rd #787.2D TH
22-Aug 13 29 346 Middle Mineral Creek
23-Aug 14 21 367 past rd junction and side trip water source
24-Aug 15 26 393 past Cunningham Gulch Trail #502
25-Aug 16 18 411 Molas Pass-Hwy 550: shuttle or walk/hitch to Silverton
26-Aug 17 14 425 return to trail; Cascade Creek
27-Aug 18 27 452 past Salt Creek Trail #559 and past Orphan Butte
28-Aug 19 24 476 before Dry Fork Trail #616
29-Aug 20 9 485 Junction Creek TH; friends to Durango
TOTAL 485

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