Tag: Tour Divide

Tour Divide Day 18

TweetSomewhere in Santa Fe National Forest – Grants New Mexico ; 235km distance, 1,650m climbing, 11hrs 20mins moving time. Uggh, I feel like crap when I wake up. My feet hurt, my back hurts, everything is sticky and I have a banging headache. I eat the last non sugar based food I have, drink half of what little water I have… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 17

TweetCamp ground somewhere in Carson National Forest Nm. – Somewhere in Santa Fe National Forest ; 162km distance, 2,820m climbing, 11hrs 30mins moving time. Next time – I sleep here ^^ .  Turns out US postal offices in the middle of nowhere leave their doors open at night. Where it doesn’t rain on you. And you don’t get sniffed by horses.… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 16

TweetCampground somewhere in NM – Camp ground somewhere in Carson National Forest Nm.; 166km distance, 2,584m climbing, 11hrs 03mins moving time. Up early, earlier than anyone else around me, no chance to get pissed off unless you want to get out of your tent at 5am in the cold and rain? No? OK, I’ll get on with my day then. Up and… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 15

TweetUpper Dome Reservoir – Campground somewhere in NM!  ; 190km distance, 2,795m climbing, 11hrs 55mins moving time. Today was the day I nearly quit. It had to come at some stage. It sadly wasn’t the last time. My Montana Hilton was not the most fragrant, or rather it was quite fragrant, so I ended up sleeping outside it. No bugs surprisingly,… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 14

TweetHartsel – Upper Dome Reservoir, Co.  ; 205km distance,2,450 m climbing, 11hrs 50mins moving time. Dew covers everything except my headache. Beer when I was probably dehydrated, not so smart Greg. Oh well, nothing I can do now. I get up, pack, and get moving towards the diner as Justin and Bailey are blinking themselves awake. If I’ve got one thing… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 13

TweetInspiration Point – Hartsel, Co. ; 205km distance, 2,380m climbing, 11hrs 32mins moving time. I’m woken by the sound of the worlds longest train. I try to drift off, but no luck, I’m awake now, may as well get up and get moving. The other two are out cold, I pack up without making too much noise – they are quicker… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 12

TweetBrush Mountain Lodge, Co. – Inspiration Point, Co. ; 191km distance, 2,800m climbing, 11hrs 00mins moving time. I’ll admit I was a bit later to bed than was ideal. I blame Kirsten, and getting my clothes clean, and the hospitality, and the beer…and some whiskey. Ok, I blame myself, but damn it felt good to unwind and feel like an actual… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 11

TweetSomewhere in the Basin – Brush Mountain Lodge, Co. ; 204km distance, 1,450m climbing, 11hrs 30mins moving time. Cold again. Slept through later than planned. Sun already rising. Not smart. I clamber out of the bivi and break it all down and into bags. No bush to hide behind for my early morning duties. No real need, no one else around.… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 10

TweetPinedale, Wy – Somewhere in the Basin ; 223km distance, 1,750m climbing, 10hrs 30mins moving time. I did not sleep well. We forgot to turn on the air conditioning and we both woke coking in the heat and stench of the mid 30 something degree room. It was a prelude to what was to come today. We sat outside the gas… Read more →

Tour Divide Day 9

TweetYellowstone National Park,Wy. – Pinedale, Wy ; 255km distance, 2,670m climbing, 14hrs 10mins moving time. Positives – I have not been eaten by a bear. Negatives – I smell like I’ve been crapped out by a bear. I wake up in my bivi mildly gagging at my own smell. A combination of no wind, and personal wind, has left a stench… Read more →