Day 1. The CDT
Juan Reynon arrived ten minutes early,7:20 am, at the Econo Lodge while Sourdough and I finished our breakfast. We packed the four-wheel drive suburban with 17 gallons of water to place in 5 water caches on our way to the border. As we left town we looked for yellow heet for Sourdough with no luck. As Juan drove, we talked about the history of the starting point of the trail where a Crazy Cook was murdered. What a great place to start….We picked up Wagon Wheel and Alex in Hachita as we began dropping off our water. It was crazy thinking that we would be back in a few days to pick up the water at the boxes. The Suburban bounced along the dirt road as we made our way to the border arriving at 12 noon. The monument has been vandalized. Bummer… We took a bunch of pictures and off we went. We weaved our way toward Big Hatchet Mtn. Looking for the trail here and there. Oh there it is…. I was warned that this was going to be a different hike. It started to rain off and on then mostly on. At 5:30 Sourdough found a tree to cook dinner under. We fired up our alcohol stoves and had yummy freeze-dried dinners. .Turkey Tetrazzini is one of my favorites. At 7:30 we arrived at the Sheridan Canyon water box in a steady rain and called it a day.
Day 1 Sheridan Canyon 13.7 mi.
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