Monthly Archives: June 2010

CT Day 5

Hiked from Rock Creek at Segment 5/Mile 7.5 to Kenosha Pass at the terminus of Segment 5. Setup camp at the Kenosha Pass Campground, which basically bought a picnic table, an easy water source, and a privy for a night. Side note: I still filtered the well water as I can’t afford to risk getting

CT Day 4

Last night I was actually considering today as a full rest day; after a decent night’s sleep, I feel refreshed enough to continue. I am still recovering from yesterdays half marathon, but I managed to hike about 9 miles from Segment 4/Mile 14.3 to Rock Creek with little difficulty.

CT Day 3

Skipped breakfast this morning; instant oatmeal is not appetizing. I did have coffee, also not appetizing. The powdered milk and sugar combo as coffee creamer is a bit off; next time I’ll just bring sugar. For now, I will stick to cold drinks and Clif Bars. Hiked 12.0 miles to Segment 4/Mile 14.5. First 3

CT Day 2

I only hiked 6.5 miles today, but I feel very fatigued, presumably an effect of the elevation. I camped at the Payne Creek trail intersection at Segment 4/Mile 3.3. My appetite is noticeably reduced, though I was able to take in a basic dinner of mashed potatoes and bacon. As I hike, I’ve noticed that

CT Day 1

Woke up at 7am, started reorganizing supplies and setting aside extras for resupply later. Made the decision to hike around Lake Wellington with Travis and start midway through Segment 3. We ran a few errands, checked out Travis’s studio and Pearl Velo, and we almost forgot to stop at REI on the way out town


After a long sleepless night of preparation, Margie dropped me at the airport at 12:30 PM. I stopped into Dewar’s “Pub” for a burger. I ordered the burger with guacamole and bacon, but I got a flavorless brick on a whole wheat bun, topped with guac and bacon. This was honestly one of the worst

CT Hike Prep

Worked through the night to finish packing my backpack and preparing my meals . The final weight of my pack including food but sans water is 40.0 lbs, which means I should be carrying about 44-46 lbs. I’m used to hiking with 30-35 lb total pack weight, but that was when I split the gear