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Day 71 (July 5, 2021) (First post)

Day 71 (July 5, 2021) (First post)

Shawn Bryan Jul 5th, 2021
Shawn Bryan's 2021 CDT Thru-Hike

Yes, I am OK. Currently in the small town of Twin Lakes, Colorado. I am embarrassed about the posts being way behind, but don’t know how to catch up at the moment, so a recap of the last couple of weeks:

  • Colorado is tough. Insane beauty but also lots of vertical every day. Had to adjust daily mileage expectations, but my body is catching up.
  • Joined up with the Colorado Trail just before Silverton. Better trail and seeing lots more hikers.
  • Got a hitch on a four-wheeler.
  • Wacky weather pattern last couple of weeks for Colorado. Moist cool air from the east causing daily rain threats. No fun, but we seemed to have dodged the worst during hiking times.
  • Teamed up with two hikers for the last 200 miles; what a difference on morale for me.
  • My brother surprised me, meeting me at Monarch Pass and spent the day in Salida with me.
  • Ended up spending two nights in Salida due to weather.
  • Seeing lots of southbound Colorado Trail hikers now.
  • Last couple of days (July 4 weekend) seeing lots of day and weekend hikers as well
  • Over a thousand miles now!
  • Tackled Lake Anne Pass two days ago and Hope Pass yesterday. Brutal steep ups and downs.
  • Next stop is Leadville. Twin Lakes is just a quick resupply stop but got in a little late (one small general store) so resupply this morning when they open.
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Comments (2)


MWheel7548 Jul 5th, 2021

Glad to know you are doing OK!


Moores_4 Jul 5th, 2021

Glad to hear you’re doing ok. Stay positive and know we’re praying for you.


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