Fall seven times, stand up eight.” —Japanese Proverb
2 miles after Sheridan Pass to Dubois
Town Day for thru-hikers is a bit of a celebration. In the last few miles before a road access to a resupply town, there is sheer joy in the air and a bounce to the hiker’s step. Today was one of those days.
The last couple of days the trail has been hard to follow. The dirt and mud has left us filthy and smelly. This dirt seems to have a very bad smell.
As we were walking this morning everyone noticed that Stryder’s calf muscles have become more defined. We all agreed that it is due to the Skecher Shape-ups he is wearing. They have worked out so well that he is thinking about ordering another pair when this pair needs replacing.
We are all staying in Dubois at the Stagecoach Inn. This is Silly Chili’s and my last resupply stop, as our CDT adventure will be ending in 5 days on August 2nd or 3rd at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. This was our original goal to go from Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado to Old Faithful in Wyoming. Both Silly Chili and I have mixed feelings about leaving the trail and our hiking companions that we have come to love, but teaching and nursing school are calling our names.
We are not quite sure how we are going to get home yet to California. If anyone has ideas on transportation in or around Yellowstone, please let us know.
Thank you readers again for your ongoing encouragement. It has made all the difference.