CDT

Week 15. Finishing The CDT Thru-Hike & Triple Crown. Glacier National Park.

Week 15. Finishing The CDT Thru-Hike & Triple Crown. Glacier National Park.

The Beginning of the End. Hiking out of the Bob and into Glacier was a huge mental page turn. I realized that this was it. The suffering and joy of...

Sep 18, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Week 14. CDT Thru-Hike. Scapegoat & Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Week 14. CDT Thru-Hike. Scapegoat & Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Hitching Is More Dangerous Than Hiking. I was happy to be leaving Lincoln to get back on trail. Or was I leaving. Thumb up, hiking to the edge of town....

Sep 7, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hike Week 13. Deerlodge & Helena National Forests.

Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hike Week 13. Deerlodge & Helena National Forests.

Dry Deerlodge Once again water was scarce but some SOBOs told me of a creek but I managed to miss it. After 18 miles I came to a rotten smelling...

Sep 5, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Continental Trail thru-hike week 12. A Super Butte Alternate.

Continental Trail thru-hike week 12. A Super Butte Alternate.

Idaho The Wyoming/Idaho border had a very small sign on the ground. No liesence plates like on the other borders. The woods were quiet and still. Burned sections of trees...

Aug 25, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hike Week 11. Yellowstone National Park.

Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hike Week 11. Yellowstone National Park.

Out of Winds. I was hoping to summit Gannit Peak but the teams of climbers said it was impossible without climbing gear. Snow bridges were out and no fall zones...

Aug 18, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
CDT Thru-Hike Week 10. The Winds.

CDT Thru-Hike Week 10. The Winds.

The Wind River Range, Wyoming. The South Winds greeted me with many blow downs. It wasn't like just climbing over a few trees. It was hours of slow maneuvering around...

Aug 14, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
CDT Thru-Hike Week 9. The Great Basin.

CDT Thru-Hike Week 9. The Great Basin.

Rawlins Resupply Zoom day into Rawlins, WY with no food left is high motivation. I could see the town for a long time before arriving. Dreaming of all the food...

Aug 10, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
CDT Thru-hike week 8. Fires.

CDT Thru-hike week 8. Fires.

Rocky Mountain National Park The blackened trees from the latest fire was not how I imagined RMNP to be. The quiet forest was slowly regenerating with small green vegetation. I...

Jul 31, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
CDT Thru-Hike Week 7. Indian Peak Wilderness Colorado

CDT Thru-Hike Week 7. Indian Peak Wilderness Colorado

Blow-Downs Blow. Devils thumb and the hike up to it were great. Nice tread, amazing views, and friendly hikers. But coming down into the blow-downs before Grand Lake sucked. The...

Jul 27, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
How to Stay Safe While Hiking During Wildfire Season

How to Stay Safe While Hiking During Wildfire Season

Wildfire season in the West is unfortunately back with a vengeance, which means smoke filled forests and closures across many long trails throughout the nation. It seems as though wildfires...

Jul 21, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn