I get a foot exam, fail to receive new footwear in the mail, and head for the endpoint of my 2004 CDT hike.
I tag along with an ornithologist from Montana Western University to see if we can spot a Peregrine nest.
Off trail for the day, I review the meetings and full moon hiking that came after submerging my recorder.
We change our minds about to how to get to the start of my hike in Idaho.
We contemplate the reasons good visits can wear us down, and climb a few fun routes outside Lander, Wyoming. Don’t get worried if there’s a delay in posts after this, the next phase will take me far from the internets.
We finish up our Colorado visits and head north.
A snippet of a walk around the neighborhood during our visit.
We cheer our friends in Denver and hear them say vows Ann and I would say again to each other.
Visiting my cousin Doug in Fort Collins, 4-year-old cousin Hazel proves a tough interview subject. Five-month-old Miles is more cooperative. We sing happy birthday to their Grandma Beth.
We spend our last day in Vedauwoo on foot. I concoct a southbound traversal linking many of the trails I’ve scoped out and one I’ve never seen, finishing at the Nautilus rock formation, too pooped to climb it.