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Day 6 - Zero day in Lordsburg (May 1, 2021)

Day 6 - Zero day in Lordsburg (May 1, 2021)

Shawn Bryan May 2nd, 2021
Shawn Bryan's 2021 CDT Thru-Hike

Just a quick recap of a town day/zero day.

  • Shower
  • Do laundry
  • Eat real food
  • Gear explosion in room to clean, air out, and assess everything
  • Charge phone, battery bank, SOS device, headlamp
  • Eat real food
  • Call family
  • Catch up on news
  • Figure out how long next segment is
  • Buy food and any other essentials for next segment
  • Check weather
  • Update Guthook with latest information, especially regarding desert water sources
  • Be lazy and let your body recover.

Quick assessment of myself: I did better than expected so far. Sound funny? Well, this was a new environment in a lot of ways so I really wasn’t sure. Physically in good shape. Calves a little sore. Feet in surprisingly good shape with no blisters, which are common for thru hikers. I credit that to a combination of my shoes, wearing Injini toe sock liners, and lightweight gaiters to keep most of the dirt and dust out of my shoes.

(Second picture - is that really me?)

Next stop is Silver City, NM, about a three day hike.

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Comments (1)


jonesm May 2nd, 2021

Awesome job Shawn. First week in the books! Each day you learn or tweak your days (eating, drinking, setting up/breaking camp...). By week 2 you will be a pro. Keep up the great work.


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