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@skyzoLocale: Borah Gear
Thats awesome. I hope to someday do the same. How often did you resupply? Also, do you happen to have your gear list?Dec 9, 2010 at 5:39 pm #1672743
Nico .BPL Member
@nickbLocale: Los Padres National Forest
There's a lot of great photos in there. There were a whole bunch of times that I was wanting to know the story behind some of those photos.
Looking forward to reading a trip report some day if you decide to take on the task. With all that distance and all those photos, I bet it's gonna be an epic to write but a great record for your memories.
I'd never really given any thought to the CDT but those photos are making me think twice.
Really awesome. Thanks for sharing!Dec 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm #1672749
Tony WongBPL Member
@valsharLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Thanks for sharing your amazing adventure with all of us.
+1 on wanting to get a trip report out of you….or if you could put more captions under each photo to simply give more context and to tell your story.
Really enjoyed looking at them to give a bit of calm/peace on what is a crazzzzy day!
-TonyDec 9, 2010 at 10:16 pm #1672814
Thanks for the comments ya'll! I wrote a journal as the trip was happening. Sadly, it was on my blog, which is down for the count. When I have time it'll go back up. Captions would indeed be nice… I hope to find the time. Going backpacking for the next 11 days… That's the priority!Dec 9, 2010 at 10:34 pm #1672818
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Congrats on your epic journey—I really enjoyed the pictures!!! Where are you going backpacking for 11 days? Just curious..Dec 9, 2010 at 10:42 pm #1672820
Travis LeannaBPL Member
Freakin' awesome. I just have to do a long distance trail like this before I die. Luckily, I'm only 29. Nice pics Jack, and congrats on finishing!Dec 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm #1672821
Heading into miscellaneous blm land in southern nevada.Dec 10, 2010 at 2:55 am #1672828
@elf773Locale: Vancouver, BC
Awesome. Thanks for sharing.Dec 10, 2010 at 5:19 am #1672840
Trevor WilsonBPL Member
@trevor83Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Jack, those are awesome pictures! I could look through those all day. Your photos + fantasy football playoffs = very unproductive day at work. Thanks for sharing.Dec 10, 2010 at 9:24 am #1672890
Thanks for sharing, those were great pictures. I'm jealous.Dec 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm #1674505
@pgibsonLocale: SW Idaho
Great pictures Jack, I really enjoyed looking though them. I hope to get out there on a long journey one of these days. Thanks for sharing yours.Dec 22, 2010 at 11:31 am #1676787
Michael LBPL Member
Nice collection of photos Jack. Looks like you had a great time.
Kristin doesn't always looked thrilled that you are taking her picture!
Thanks for sharing.Dec 22, 2010 at 7:11 pm #1676915
Thanks for posting these. I think its the first time I have looked at a complete CDT photo-stream, a lot of realy nice pics and a lot more flatland than I was maybe expecting on seeing. Makes me wish I was there, although I was just a month or two behind you in the Winds. What kind of daily milages would you say you were averaging?Dec 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm #1676948
Buck NelsonBPL Member
Very nice photos! I'm sure you guys had fun. I see Joker in some of your photos. Do you know if he finished, and if so, when?
There are a lot of relatively flat stretches on the CDT, but I think the photo-taking is somewhat skewed because people are less likely to take photos when they are out of breath!Dec 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm #1676951
@dharmabumpkinLocale: San Gabriel Mtns
Jack, is your site down or is my browser effing up?Dec 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm #1677095
Brandon, my site is down. And it should be up this week sometime. Sadly, I've lost almost all of my content.Dec 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm #1677097
We averaged about 25 mpd. Joker didn't finish. He got off the trail in Salida, CO.Dec 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm #1677160
Buck NelsonBPL Member
You've likely checked the cached pages on Google for your site content? In similar disasters I have salvaged web pages using those caches, the "waybackmachine.org" and files on my computer.
Was that first photo on this thread taken between Togwotee Pass and Yellowstone?Dec 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm #1677163
Jack, thanks for sharing the photos. They really look great! I saw all 6 pages of them, so I assume your site is okay?
DougDec 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm #1677197
I was able to retrieve some posts before google stopped caching my downed site. Waybackmachine had a little, but not much. I think that's it.
Anyways, it's back up online. The only things that I've been able to salvage, were really my most important. My journals from the PCT and CDT are up. About 100 more posts are lost for ever I think.
Visit my hiking blog at Outside365.com.
The first photo in this thread was taken just north of the Middle Fork of the Gila River in New Mexico.Feb 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm #1697220
My wife and I have been going thru the photos for the last several nights. We just finished page 4. They tell quite a story. There is a quiet loneliness in the late afternoon photos. The change in your appearance is quite dramatic and we haven't even left Colorado yet. Kristin looks the same as she did when you kicked off. I believe this fits the definition of an odyssey. Have you thought about publishing a book? Your blog hints at a bestseller if you would.
Thanks! You have provided us with several wonderful hours of viewing pleasure.Feb 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm #1697241
John, thanks kindly for the flattery. I'd love to write a book. In the mean time, I'm happy that you've enjoyed the photos. It was a superb trip. If you or your wife have any questions about any of them, just ask.
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