Continental Divide Trail Bloggers

Tested by Snow on the CDT Through the San Juans

Tested by Snow on the CDT Through the San Juans

The San Juan Mountains were intense, beautiful, frustrating, rewarding, difficult, and awesome. They were somehow both exactly what I expected and nothing like I

Jun 23, 2018 : Megan McGowan
CDT Part 2: Roads, Roads, Roads – Silver City to Grants

CDT Part 2: Roads, Roads, Roads – Silver City to Grants

Between Silver City and Grants, the CDT has a few noteworthy segments, particularly the Gila River and El Malpais. Otherwise though, it is a lot of road walking. Paved roads,...

Jun 2, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Pie on the Continental Divide Trail  – New Mexico and Finishing the CDT

Pie on the Continental Divide Trail – New Mexico and Finishing the CDT

Day 111 started after a solid night's sleep, cold brew coffee, and a microwave burrito got my day started. I packed slowly, quickly realizing I’d bought way too much food...

Jan 6, 2018 : Pie
Pie on the Continental Divide Trail  – Getting real in Colorado

Pie on the Continental Divide Trail – Getting real in Colorado

Day 86 I awoke super rested and ready to go. We had a nice day of rolling terrain that made for a smooth day. We dealt with grey patchy skies...

Dec 28, 2017 : Pie
Pie On The Continental Divide Trail – Entering Colorado and hanging out with Big Agnes

Pie On The Continental Divide Trail – Entering Colorado and hanging out with Big Agnes

(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

Dec 4, 2017 : Pie
Pie On The Continental Divide Trail – Weeks Seven and Eight and a Hard Decision

Pie On The Continental Divide Trail – Weeks Seven and Eight and a Hard Decision

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...

Sep 27, 2017 : Pie
Pie On The Continental Divide Trail – Weeks Four, Five and Six

Pie On The Continental Divide Trail – Weeks Four, Five and Six

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...

Aug 27, 2017 : Pie
Hurting But I’m Truckin’ On–Bound for Pinedale

Hurting But I’m Truckin’ On–Bound for Pinedale

As I made Dubois, a thousand miles into my SOBO CDT hike, I hurt all over. The "Q" word was on my lips. "I want to go home," I told...

Aug 11, 2017 : Michael Sweet
Beargrass and Beyond-Climbing to Piegan Pass

Beargrass and Beyond-Climbing to Piegan Pass

"I wonder if that tree branch will hold my weight," I thought as I wiped the sweat off my face with my sleeve. Grabbing ahold I pulled myself up over...

Jun 28, 2017 : Michael Sweet
From the AT 2015 to the CDT 2017: A Comparison

From the AT 2015 to the CDT 2017: A Comparison

Everything about my preparation for the CDT this year is different from what I did for the AT back in 2015. The two trails have many differences that I'll point out...

Jun 2, 2017 : Pie