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It's the first week in August and we're almost half way. That's not a great pace for people who started in April. But, compared to our pace on the Appalachian Trail we are killing it! We know we need to hurry up, stop taking so many zeros and get in more miles each day. I enjoy sleeping in, not getting out by 5-6am, but if we're going to get in more miles every day we just have to start getting up and out earlier. The climb out of Belden with one pound burger bellies was difficult. It is a long, steady, steep climb...

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Our ride from Truckee dropped us off mid-afternoon on a beautiful, sunny day. People were everywhere, it was a completely different site than the night before. We got back out on the trail, planning to go 7.3 miles north to the Peter Grubb Hut that night. When we arrived at the Hut we expected it to be similar to the shelters found on the Appalachian Trail. This was very different. It was a full cabin- two stories high, several rooms, a fire place and a bunch of pre cut firewood. It looked like they were in the middle of a roof replacement though and half of it...

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