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Album: journal:20110725

25 Jul 2011: day 44
Start Destination Daily Miles / Total
CT Segment 26, mile 10 Scenic Overlook 13.2 today / 452.0 total

There is a 20 mile dry stretch with no reliable water but word of mouth says that there is a seasonal spring running about 13.2 miles further. We decided to make that our goal for the day. That puts us in a good spot to finish up in Durango in two days.

This was a lot of hiking along wooded ridges that started out quite hot. Good views of where we've been and where we are going. I was going through my water fast however and was glad it clouded up. We did make it to the scenic overlook and set up camp just before a big storm broke. We didn't even have time to hike ahead to find the water. It started as grauple then poured rain for over an hour. I had a little stream flowing through my floorless tent that I worked hard to channel. My hiking partner wasn't so lucky. He was in a slight depression that I had vacated earlier and that was rapidly filling up with water. He had to move his tent to another site in the middle of the storm. Just the CT saying goodby to us!

It's been drizzling for another hour. I need some water to cook and drink yet! I hope it stops soon.

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