Adaptation & Change
A lot of things on the trail had changed after our side trip to Boulder about 10 days ago. Winter weather had set into the #CDT in central Colorado, making hiking on the official trail unfeasible. Seeing the snow at high elevation was here to stay, some friends we were hiking around got off the trail and others took different routes. It was sad to see the big group of SoBo’s split up and I respect everyone for hiking their own hike. For Red Bass, Hummingbird, and I we decided to finish as much of Colorado as we could by taking the low routes. Of course at the beginning of the trip we would have never thought of hiking anywhere but up in the mountains, but then again you can never really plan for too much on a trail like this.
Such is life... Mother Nature is unpredictable, you can’t complete the exact goal you set out to do, and the people you’re surrounded by changes. So we do what humans do best, change & adapt.
Yesterday we made it to the southern border of Colorado via road walking, bike paths, and the Great Divide Bike Trail. However after missing some of the most scenic parts of the trail plus 193 miles due to winter storms and fire reroutes, we’ve decided to come back to do it right. Next summer we plan on rehiking the entire state Colorado from border to border along the CDT (or extended CT).
But for now we focus on the trail ahead. Tomorrow we begin our journey into New Mexico, our last 770 miles of the CDT...
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