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( August 5th, 1980 to October 8th, 1980 )



spanish peaksSpanish Peaks
September 17, 1980 -- Day 159


Approaching Walsenberg, Co. from the west, the Spanish Peaks were to the south.
Welcome Hikers to Lathrop State Park
Walsenberg, Colorado



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foot repair--ryanbreak time
September 20, 1980 -- Day 162

Ryan and foot repair time.


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workWorking in La Juanta
September 25, 1980 -- Day 167

The pace of the hike was a little slower than expected, so Mike, Ryan and I hiked ahead and found a little part-time work to supplement the cash supply.

HikaNation group stops at Kiva
by Loretta Scott



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more workmore work
September 25, 1980 -- Day 167

I think we worked about a week, while the group caught up to us, had a couple of rest days in La Juanta at The Kiva, and then the group hiked ahead of us.


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host family"Host Family" in La Juanta
October 1, 1980 -- Day 173

After the group left La Juanta, this family let Mike, Ryan and I stay in their back yard while we continued working.


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old bent-s fortBent's Old Fort National Historic Site
October 4, 1980 -- Day 176

East of La Juanta


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courtyardCourtyard
October 4, 1980 -- Day 176




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courtyard3Another view of the courtyard
October 4, 1980 -- Day 176




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courtyard2One more view of the courtyard
October 4, 1980 -- Day 176




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wagonPreserved and restored wagon....
October 4, 1980 -- Day 176

...or maybe just preserved ???


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reststopThe highway reststop
October 7, 1980 -- Day 179

What a luxury----pavillions and picnic tables.


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co--kansas borderColorado -- Kansas border crossing
October 8, 1980 -- Day 180

The corn fields in the background were a hint of what was to come in Kansas.... miles and miles of corn, wheat and hay... wheat, hay and corn... hay, corn and wheat...

...on to Kansas


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