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Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
Leaving today for the CDT! on 04/18/2013 10:56:43 MDT Print View

Hey everybody,

So after years of dreaming about doing the CDT, I'm all packed up and about to head down to the Border to start walking north for the next 5 months. I wanted to give you guys my info if you wanted to follow along. Like everybody else, I have a blog. www.CouchtoCDT.wordpress.com and you can follow me on Facebook & Twitter: Couch2CDT

I'll be 'live tweeting' my way across the CDT with my day to day mood and activities. I'll be doing blog posts when I get to town and for one of my sponsors: Hyperlite Mountain Gear as their CDT guy this year.
I'd like to also thank Gossamer Gear for their sponsorship as well.

Sorry I didn't post any gear lists for you guys to scan with your UL eyes but, I promise to post a full report about it soon on my blog.

As a member of this site for over 6 years, I thank you all for your insights, posts and arguing because in the end it is all about getting out there and doing something crazy!! So thank you.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Leaving today for the CDT! on 04/18/2013 11:42:11 MDT Print View

Best of luck, Peter! Have a great hike!

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Leaving today for the CDT! on 04/18/2013 11:47:25 MDT Print View

Good luck, Peter--make BPL and Boulder proud!

Daniel Pittman
(pitsy) - M

Locale: Central Texas
So jealous! on 04/18/2013 12:13:16 MDT Print View

Take lots of pictures for all us suckers who have to work!

Gerry Brucia
(taedawood) - MLife

Locale: Louisiana, USA
"Leaving today for the CDT" on 04/18/2013 13:01:47 MDT Print View

Peter,
May you have a safe and wonderful journey....Godspeed.
Gerry Brucia

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
Leaving today for the CDT! on 04/18/2013 13:03:03 MDT Print View

Congrats Peter! Have an awesome, memorable adventure.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Leaving today for the CDT on 04/18/2013 13:07:37 MDT Print View

Have a great time, good luck and enjoy your zero days!

Michael Schwartz
(greenwalk) - MLife

Locale: PA & Ireland
Leaving today for the CDT! on 04/18/2013 13:45:49 MDT Print View

Bon voyage! Looking forward to your updates on your blog.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
CDT on 04/18/2013 14:08:14 MDT Print View

Awesome. The high and lows of trail life will make you feel more alive then ever.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F

Locale: NW Montana
Re: CDT on 04/18/2013 20:38:55 MDT Print View

Awesome man, so glad that you just went for it. Looking forward to following you along your trip.

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
CDT on 04/18/2013 21:33:23 MDT Print View

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I'll be keeping my blog updated every time I get to town and my twitter will be full of daily updates. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try and answer them.

I'll make BPL proud!

Brian Lewis
(brianle) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
best wishes on 04/19/2013 09:28:05 MDT Print View

That trail (CDT) seems to creatively find new ways to kick your ass all the way along it, more than other trails do --- I hope that you love the experience (anyway) !

Just FWIW I found the Gila river canyon walk to be one of the best parts of the CDT. At least for a SOBO (a lot more water there for you) --- it wasn't kicking my butt all the time but offered a sort of fun/intimate beauty that I really liked, and particularly so for not having much expectations going in. In general NM was a better experience that I would have guessed (I should have learned that lesson from SoCal on the PCT).

wiiawiwb wiiawiwb
(wiiawiwb) - F
Awesome on 04/19/2013 13:36:28 MDT Print View

Best of luck on your journey. Enjoy every day.

what not
(firestarter01)

Locale: Bay Area
awesome on 04/19/2013 14:25:42 MDT Print View

Looking forward to the updates.