Continental Divide Trail Bloggers

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
2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Gear List Last year on my AT thru hike, I became aware of quite a few tweaks that I wanted to make to my gear set up. After...

May 16, 2017 : Puma
10 Tips to Reduce the Weight on Your Back

10 Tips to Reduce the Weight on Your Back

As I start getting my gear squared away for the CDT, I was re-reading some of my favourite books and watching Youtube videos to inspire me to keep my pack...

Apr 10, 2017 : Pie
Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

Hiking in the USA from a European Perspective

I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time in the USA over the past few years. Working at a summer camp in New York state in 2010 and 2011,...

Feb 10, 2017 : Pie
5 Ways I’m Preparing for the CDT

5 Ways I’m Preparing for the CDT

Myself, Click and Cheesebeard are 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...

Jan 12, 2017 : Pie
Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

(This is the final installment of my retrospective updates of my 2016 thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Click here, THEM PAWS! Finally, I gotto see my first grizzly bears!...

Jan 7, 2017 : Katie Brown
Following Your Primal Instinct

Following Your Primal Instinct

*** I'm laying on rock and crude dirt somewhere in the high desert of Montana. My top turns brown from the fine soil beneath me. I do that often. Sprawl...

Dec 3, 2016 : Dora the Explorer
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: WYOMING

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: WYOMING

Walking through the state of snow and high elevation, the need to stop and take zero days to recover was something I took advantage of fully. I also played a...

Nov 15, 2016 : Katie Brown