I hiked the Appalachian Trail northbound in 2017. I ended that trip with a love for backpacking. PCT 21. 2/3 of CDT 22. Happy Trails!
It’s an understatement to say that I value my time spent thru hiking on the big three trails (AT, PCT, CDT). Another understatement: These trails
My hike on the CDT was not what I expected or even what I would have chosen for myself, had I the power to arrange all events and hiking conditions.
Starting in Wyoming, I spent an increasing amount of each day imagining leaving the CDT, departing from my original plan to thru hike the trail in
July 17. After a good break in the town of Lander, I started back on the CDT again this morning. This next section of trail would pass through the
July 13. I woke early this morning, eager to start hiking under the big open sky in the coolest part of the day. Outside the tent, the moon was
July 4. Everything- tent, backpack, grass- was soaked with a heavy dew this morning. That came as a surprise, especially following an evening that
June 26. This morning I hiked by the reservoir and up to Junco Lake Trailhead, returning to the CDT there. A volunteer trail crew was gathered in
June 23. The first climb this morning was up to Ptarmigan Pass, then my map indicated a descent to the South Fork of Williams Fork River. There was
June 15. The Collegiate East trail runs on the eastern edge of the Sawatch range, with a view of the valley below. (It is so named for proximity to
June 11. I'm in the heart of the Rockies now, according to an informational sign I read today. There’s a nice ring to that. I’m glad, too, for the