CDT Update: Pie Town

Walking Highway 60 into Pie Town, NM.
Walking Highway 60 into Pie Town, NM.
First of all, a big, big thank you to Shirley and Dennis who gave us a 28-mile ride into Reserve from the trail crossing 4 days ago. These trail angels actually gave rides to 7 hikers that day and were staying at an RV park about 10 miles east of the town so they went the extra mile for all of us.

We departed Reserve, NM for the three-day hike to Pie Town. Hiking the official Continental Divide Trail, which for the most part was a pleasant 50 mile walk through wooded rolling hills, and then across a grassland to Highway 60. Unfortunately the final 12 miles into Pie Town is a road walk along Highway 60. The highway walking got a bit monotonous although we did stop for ice cream and WiFi at the Top of the World market three miles before Pie Town.

We decided to take a zero day here, staying at a hiker hostel of sorts called the Toaster House. We have been sampling the pie and meals at the three small cafe’s here and all have been excellent.

Deb’s new shoes that she picked up in Reserve (Altra Lone Peaks 2.5’s) are working very well for her. Lon is now making seam repairs on his shoes. There is a wall of abandoned hiker shoes on the porch here at the Toaster House.

We leave tomorrow after breakfast for the jaunt to Grants.

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