Sleepin Bear

I have always loved outdoor adventures and in the last 3 years I've been going after the "bucket list." I've enjoyed thru-hiking the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Superior Hiking trails; solo kayaking the whole Mississippi, St. Croix, and Namekogan Rivers; bicycling across America from Pacific to Atlantic, around Lake Superior, and along the Mississippi river trail from Lake Itasca, MN to Venice, LA. and many other smaller adventures. I'm looking forward to through hiking the Continental Divide Trail this year.

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CDT Thru-Hike Week 6. Big Mountains smaller miles

CDT Thru-Hike Week 6. Big Mountains smaller miles

San Isabel National Forest I skipped the town of Salida and headed through the ski resort into the challanging elevation. The scree rocks rubbed the

Jul 15, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
CDT Thru-Hike Week 5 San Juan’s

CDT Thru-Hike Week 5 San Juan’s

The Snows of the San Juan's. As I hiked my first miles into the San Juan's my trekking pole collapsed and I fell. My hand and arm were cut up

Jul 9, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
CDT Thru-Hike Week 4

CDT Thru-Hike Week 4

Mesas to San Pedro Parks Wilderness of the Santa Fe National Forest. Goodbye to the waterless sands of the mesas. Hello to the lush Santa Fe

Jun 29, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
CDT Thru-Hike Week 3: El Malpais Lava

CDT Thru-Hike Week 3: El Malpais Lava

Water, Water, Beer. After heading North out of Pie town I realized I didn't pack out enough water. Thankfully the TLC Ranch had some water and shade

Jun 26, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
CDT Thru-Hike Week 2: The Gila River

CDT Thru-Hike Week 2: The Gila River

Water Is Life Dropping down into the Gila River was like stepping out of one world and entering another. Just a few days before I was dying of

Jun 12, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Continental Divide Trail Thru-hike Week 1. The bootheel of New Mexico.

Continental Divide Trail Thru-hike Week 1. The bootheel of New Mexico.

Choose Your Own Adventure Day 1 After a plane and a bus ride, I had arrived in Lordsburg, NM. The Econo Lodge hotel had a shuttle to the to the

Jun 2, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Superior Hiking Trail Winter Thru-Hike: Days 4-8

Superior Hiking Trail Winter Thru-Hike: Days 4-8

Superior Hiking Trail Winter Thru-hike. Days 4-8. Day 4. Another warmer January day. Temps haven't dipped below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. While the

Jan 30, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Superior Hiking Trail winter SOBO

Superior Hiking Trail winter SOBO

Days 2 and 3 on the SHT A bright light awoke me. I barely slept so I looked at my phone to see the time. It was midnight and the bright light was

Jan 15, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Winter solo thru-hike attempt on Superior Hiking Trail

Winter solo thru-hike attempt on Superior Hiking Trail

 Walking in a Winter Wonderland January 1, 2021. I found myself alone on the northern terminus of the Superior Hiking Trail in northern Minnesota.

Jan 11, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Intro

Intro

Hi. I'm Sleepin Bear and am looking forward to thru-hiking the CDT this year. I've thru-hiked the AT, PCT, and SHT; solo kayaked the whole

Jan 11, 2021 : Sleepin Bear