CDT Day 78: Zero
Wednesday July 3, 2019
I woke up early not quite believing that we actually made it to Anaconda last night. So nice to sink back into crispy, clean hotel sheets and luxuriate in the comforts of a warm hotel room. While Hammer had a sleepin, I completed the notes about yesterdays epic hitch and started to update the blog.
It was cold and raining most of the morning. By the time we were ready to head outside the rain had stopped and the sun was shining.
Anaconda was a copper smelting town, whose heyday was in the 1930’s. There are so many beautiful buildings and remnants of the towns glory days. And of course the refinery chimney stack and slag heap remain at the northern entry to town. It us a perfect sized town to explore on foot.
We walked across town, picked up my new shoes and rain pants from the post office and shopped for two weeks of food. By the time we packed our resupply boxes for the next couple of sections, the post office had closed. So we’ll have to wait till after 8am tomorrow before we get back on trail.
As usual when we are in town, we ate way too much food and are looking forward to starting this southbound section of trail.
Hi there – just caught up on the last 10 days & thank you so, so much for sharing this amazing (tough) journey – the scenery just breathtaking – love one of your comments Stef “not a long day today only 15 miles” – I find it incredible that some hikers do it alone – also the wonderful people you meet along the way offering lifts, etc, – the scenery is just picture perfect, love it all – cheers Maree xo
Thank you for following our hike Maree. The generosity of strangers is amazing and so humbling. I hope to be able to pay it forward in some way.