(So for those of you that follow me on Social Media you’ll know that I successfully finished the CDT in early November. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to keep my posts consistent at the end end of the trail and now i’m travelling in Asia with intermittent internet access. Show More Summary
THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL (4,600 MILES) THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL (2,178 MILES) THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (2,650 MILES)..AND THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL (3,100 MILES) Breanna Cornell and Sophie are going to try it continuously, self supported, back to back to … Continue reading ?
Christian Thomas, aka Buddy Backpacker, finished the Continental Divide Trail on September 18, becoming the youngest person to complete all three of the nation's longest hiking trails
Recent books and movies have inspired countless hikers and potential hikers to dream about thru-hiking one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, or the Continental Divide Trail. However, for many people the feat is just not feasible. Show More Summary
After a relaxing day off we awoke on day 43 and starting getting our gear together. I had another excellent breakfast at the diner in Lima and bought a few last minute supplies from the convenience store. We were in the back of the shuttle by 12 back to the trail. Show More Summary
Otter Olshansky: A lonely death on New Mexico’s Continental Divide Trail Super experienced, Otter pushed the limits one time too many. He died sometime after January 18th, 2016 in Lower Lagunitas Campground, New Mexico. Rest in peac...
So there’s lot of reasons I haven’t uploaded a new post from the CDT in a while. Some valid and some not. Anyway here’s my nightly scribbles from weeks 4,5 and 6. Day 20 Started at 6 am, we all wanted to get to Helena as quickly as possible. Show More Summary
Missoula, Montana. Home to our crew for the final few days before we set out on our southbound hike of the Continental Divide Trail. We gathered together our last minute supplies and took care of chores that needed to de done before the off. Show More Summary
My friend Leslie is spending the summer hiking the Continental Divide Trail — 3,100 miles of rugged and remote high country from Mexico to Canada. She started May 22 at the Mexican border and hiked across New Mexico to Chama, where she encountered a wall of snowy peaks in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Show More Summary
nly a handful of people on this earth have more hiking experience than Lint. He’s hiked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail three times each, known otherwise as a Triple Triple Crowner. So when he...Show More Summary
It’s been awhile Trekkers, since I’ve graced the pages of the this dear website. You may remember me from last year, as I walked from Mexico to Canada on the Continental Divide Trail. Well, that didn’t kill me–in fact, it just confirmed...Show More Summary
The days until June 20 and my start on the Continental Divide Trail are crawling by despite being crushed with finishing work related responsibilities and the myriad of last month planning details. I’ve jealously watched the blog posts flow by on The Trek while packing my maps, fine-tuning my gear, and getting maildrops ready to go. Show More Summary
This summer I plan to walk the Colorado portion of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). That means I’ll be walking across Colorado- from the southern border of New Mexico to the Northern border of Wyoming. The full extent of CDT runs through the U.S. Show More Summary
Backpacker magazine: Of course there’s the Triple Crown—the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail—and dozens more, spanning tens of thousands of miles. Whether you want to hike for six days or six months, start your search here. … Continue reading ?
It’s 158 days to my tentative Continental Divide Trail kick-off date. It sounds like quite a bit of time, but I’m starting to feel the push. As a school administrator, I know each moment between now and the end of school will be filled...Show More Summary
I'm setting off on a southbound hike on the Continental Divide Trail in June 2017 and although the hike is a long way off I’m already starting to prepare. I feel a lot of people can benefit from this information whether you’ve completed a thru-hike in the past or not. The post 5 Ways I’m Preparing for the CDT appeared first on The Trek.
(This is the final installment of my retrospective updates of my 2016 thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Click here, here, here, here, and here to read the previous installments.) THE BEGINNING OF THE END Wyoming was a whirlwind for me. Show More Summary
One simple tip will take you a long way in Rocky Mountain National Park: After the gateway town of Estes Park, Colo., about two hours outside of Denver, get on Trail Ridge Road. Then stay on it, all 48 miles, and enjoy. Completed in the 1930s, Trail Ridge Road is one of North America’s most gorgeous...
The first time I had ever heard of the Continental Divide Trail I was already 1,000 miles into my thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. The other hikers spoke of a trail that was seldom traveled, super exposed, difficult to navigate, and most of all, it was mysterious!...
I’ve been hiking on the Continental Divide Trail for 25 days now. I’ve gone about 400+ miles, though it’s hard to tell because there are so many mileage resources and alternate trails. Here are some reflections: Embrace the water! The water for a lot of the CDT is typically found in cow troughs. It doesn’t......