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10 Things 2020 CDT Hikers Need to Know

10 Things 2020 CDT Hikers Need to Know

Planning a CDT thru-hike this year? Don't know where to begin? Start here! We'll cover the basics, from getting to and from the trail, what type of navigation to use,...

Dec 5, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Overview of the Major Alternates along the CDT

Overview of the Major Alternates along the CDT

Are you a purist? Get ready for a different kind of adventure when you embark upon the Continental Divide Trail. This is not the PCT, and it’s definitely not the...

Aug 7, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Your Guide to Resupplying on the Continental Divide Trail

Your Guide to Resupplying on the Continental Divide Trail

Planning your resupply on the Continental Divide Trail can be intimidating. While there are hundreds of possible alternate routes for your CDT journey, most of these alternates are more like

Jun 3, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Avalanche Danger and Staying Safe on the CDT in 2019

Avalanche Danger and Staying Safe on the CDT in 2019

Due to increased snowpack and avalanche danger this year, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is encouraging all CDT hikers (thru-hikers and otherwise) to be extra cautious on the trail.

May 25, 2019 : The Editors
The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

Thinking about, or planning a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail? There’s a lot I think you should know, so for this first part, let's about timeline, navigation, alternates, information...

Mar 30, 2019 : Effie Drew
How to Get to the CDT Southern Terminus

How to Get to the CDT Southern Terminus

Starting the CDT can be a little more complicated than the PCT or the AT, starting with the fact that there are actually three potential starting points.  Generally speaking, though,...

Mar 27, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

So, you’re planning to head out on trail for a long walk. Maybe even a thru-hike of one of the Triple Crown trails — the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail,...

Feb 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

Vlogging Etiquette: How to Document Your Hike Without Making a Scene

I have vlogged two hikes already (the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Colorado Trail), and also plan on vlogging my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike. However, in the weeks approaching the...

Feb 1, 2019 : Juliana Chauncey
Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Beginner Backpackers

These hikers have over 30,000 combined miles between them, but they were all beginners once. Here's their advice for beginner backpackers, and anyone looking to get out into the backcountry...

Oct 1, 2018 : The Editors
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Taking a Year Off Before Finishing a Thru-Hike

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Taking a Year Off Before Finishing a Thru-Hike

Welcome to Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis, where we take hikers’ questions and pass them off to the trail legend for her wisdom and analysis. JPD’s newest book, The Pursuit of Endurance is

Jul 28, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis