Jonathan Carter

I'm a middle-aged guy from Minnesota who's been in the Air Force his entire adult life. I'm a dad/husband with 2 kids and 2 dogs. I'm backpacking the CDT NOBO in May of '23.

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Three Biggest Fears of Hiking the Continental Divide Trail

Three Biggest Fears of Hiking the Continental Divide Trail

One Tim Ferris idea that has stuck with me is the idea of outlining my fears instead of setting goals. As I talked about during the last blog, the

Jan 23, 2023 : Jonathan Carter
Top 3 Questions Ordinary People Ask Me about the CDT

Top 3 Questions Ordinary People Ask Me about the CDT

I don’t hang out with thru-hikers.  No one in my day-to-day circle has ever hiked the AT, PCT, or CDT from end to end, so the questions I am asked

Dec 30, 2022 : Jonathan Carter
The 3-step process to planning a CDT Thru-Hike

The 3-step process to planning a CDT Thru-Hike

In about 4 months, I’ll retire from the Air Force and embark on my thru-hike of the CDT.  Here is my 3-step process for planning my thru-hike.  Only

Dec 10, 2022 : Jonathan Carter
A beginner hikes the CDT

A beginner hikes the CDT

Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Jon and I am backpacking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) northbound (NOBO) starting the first week of May 2023.

Dec 3, 2022 : Jonathan Carter