[cdt-l] Goofin' at Ghost Ranch
lawtong at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 9 20:25:34 CDT 2006
Disco here again with a quick update on the southbounders. P.O.D, Skittles
and myself all arrived to Ghost Ranch today here in northern New Mexico.
We've had a good bit of rain and a few hours of snow over the past 4 days
but made it here in one piece.
Pi left Chama on Sunday and should be here in 2 days if he took the trail or
tomorrow if he took the road.
Jess, Tradja, Speedo, Lovebarge and No Trace all took the San Juan route so
there's no telling where they are . . . probably close to Chama at the
And by the way . . . we had 10 CDT sobos all together in Creede on September
29th and we were all camping in Kendall's (a Creede local) front yard!
That's 1 more than the 9 CDT sobos we had in Crested Butte on September
23rd! And people say nobody hikes this trail . . . come on . . . we're
blowin' it up out here. It's the SOUTHBOUND WAVE! Seriously though, I've
been shocked at the fact that there are still a bunch of us together this
far down the line. I think a good bit of us are planning to finish together
sometime in early November.
Ghost Ranch is a really sweet place by the way. Like Mags said . . . the
terrain around the Ranch is quite reminiscent of Utah . . . cactus,
sagebrush, pinyon pine, etc. P.O.D. fell down into her 1st cactus today. I
think it's a right of passage for a CDT hiker. And one other thing . . . if
I don't have athlete's foot already . . . I most certainly will after
showering at the bath house here in the campground.
Viva la New Mexico!
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