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My Goals While on Trail in 2021 – More Than Just Making Miles

My Goals While on Trail in 2021 – More Than Just Making Miles

Read about some of the personal goals I have while on trail in 2021. Goals can be so much more than just making the needed miles.

Jan 25, 2021 : Jeff Podmayer
Okay, On To Plan C(DT)

Okay, On To Plan C(DT)

The CDT was always the trail I said I never wanted to hike. It seems far too long, challenging, and isolated for me to successfully thru hike, and the thought...

Jan 22, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
Introduction to a CDT Thru-hike:  Prep and Training

Introduction to a CDT Thru-hike: Prep and Training

Gecko's Overlook on Dante's Trail in the Purgatory Creek Natural Area, San Marcos, Texas. Disabled Veteran Hiking! “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are

Jan 21, 2021 : Billy Mitchell
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 Mississippi River; and bicycled across...

Jan 11, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
How our Thru-hike became a LASH

How our Thru-hike became a LASH

We had every intention of thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) this season. Several of the hikers we met while on the CDT (Google & Bear Magnet, Timber & Coins,...

Dec 2, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Winds Have It – Part Two

The Winds Have It – Part Two

From our experience hiking in the Sierras, if you want a relatively snow free trail experience, it is generally better to not enter the Sierras "too early". Not being particularly...

Nov 14, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Winds Have It – Part One

The Winds Have It – Part One

Best kept secret in the lower 48 hiking world? It would have to be Wyoming's Wind River Range. How did we not know about this magical place? Had we not...

Nov 12, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Great Divide Basin (Part Two)

The Great Divide Basin (Part Two)

Red Sky at Morning ..." Sailors take warning." Even though we aren't anywhere near the ocean, you didn't need to be a sailor to know that we were walking into...

Jul 15, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Great Divide Basin (Part One)

The Great Divide Basin (Part One)

Starting in the "middle" of the CDT seemed like a great idea. Walking on what we thought was dry, "flat" terrain would be a great way to build our trail...

Jul 15, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Making It Work

Making It Work

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to piece together any kind of long distance hiking this season. In all probability, we will NOT be able to thru-hike the entirety...

Jul 4, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed