May 25, 2013

My friend, Marty, and I drove up to Cumbres Pass where we met a couple of CDT (Continental Divide Trail) thru-hikers, Balls and Sunshine. They were headed north on the CDT and were meeting two friends, Beacon and Problem Bear, at Cumbres Pass who would run them into Chama, NM to clean up, eat, resupply, and return them to the CDT at Cumbres Pass (I’m guesing this, but pretty sure).

It is my understanding that when they reach Canada, Sunshine will be the youngest woman to complete all three thru-hikes in the USA: Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. So congratulations to them both on their accomplishments but an especially big congratulations to Sunshine for what she is about to accomplish!!! 🙂

If you would like to follow their adventure, you can read their trail journal here: Balls and Sunshine’s Trail Journal

Safe journey to them both on the remainder of their hike!

Here is a pic I took. Click for a larger image:

Balls and Sunshine: CDT Thru-Hikers.

From left to right: Marty, Balls, Beacon and Problem Bear (or vice-versa), and Sunshine