The CDT near Twin Lakes takes this ridiculous route around the east side, roughly 7 miles in a big loop when every hiker needs to go to town to resupply. I don’t know why they do this kind of crap, especially since the ‘trail’ is on a friggin’ road anyway! So I bushwhacked to the general store and got my boxes. My stepmother Patty had put some awesome goodies in my food box! Thanks Patty! Unfortunately, good wholesome bread doesn’t last well in the mail, so I had to toss what I’m sure was delicious pumpernickel. That was sad because I LOVE good bread and it’s near impossible to find in America. If you can squish it into a ball, it’s crap bread. And if it’s completely green with mold you know it was a good wholesome food free of preservatives. I ran out of my Aunt Martine’s baked good days ago so now I’m fiending for a bakery! Luckily, pretzels were in perfect shape! So I had some liquid bread instead since my Paw stuck some money in my box. I’m sure he intended it to be spent on beer or prostitutes, and beer was all they had. No really, I asked! Figured since it was old mining country they might still offer the world’s oldest profession. Times have changed. Where have you gone, America? Surprisingly, 22 oz of microbrew were only $1.70, so I sat on a bucket in the corner and drank 3 (for luck). Still think she was undercharging me, but after the third I had to go. Don’t want to get a WUI (walking under the influence).Food bag full, liver pickled – let’s climb a mountain! Walked in drizzle just before a pass and camped with a Colorado Trail hiker. Just for future reference, CT is the Colorado Trail and CDT is for the Continental Divide Trail. Thanks for remembering; it’ll save me so much time.
- Starting Location: Mt. Massive
- Destination: Twin Lakes