Day 2 on the Colorado Trail/CDT
We started up the trail about 6:40
About 9am we ran into Bay Area hikers who had started at salida.
At around 930 stop for snack. Here we ran into Southbound thru hiker “Patch. Over the next several hours we ran into several other southbound thu hikers. The views at CDT mile marker 883 were amazing. The mountains in the distance beat any postcard. We continued on downhill. We picked up water at about 12 miles. At 2:30pm we ran into a couple Patch had told us were trailing her. She had said to watch for a woman and a man with an epic beard. It didn’t disappoint.
We continued further down, having dropped nearly 1500 feet and there was a wonderful flowing stream. As we headed uphill it started to lightly rain. So we found a couple flat spots not far off the trail and setup tents. We had over 14 trail miles for the day. But stopping at 4pm or so makes for a long long afternoon and evening around camp. I watched a movie on my phone as I made dinner and fell asleep far too early. Waking up at midnight on the dot.