Bloggers

10 Ways I’m (Emotionally) Preparing For The CDT

10 Ways I’m (Emotionally) Preparing For The CDT

First, thank you to the trees back East where I grew up. Thank you to the lakes, the loons, and the cold winters of my teenage years further North. Thank...

Apr 8, 2021 : Matthew Kok
Hiker Intro: How I Became a Metalhead Hiker and Why I’m Hiking The Colorado Trail/CDT

Hiker Intro: How I Became a Metalhead Hiker and Why I’m Hiking The Colorado Trail/CDT

How I became a hiker and used this hobby to turn my life around. Why hard rock and heavy metal music had an influence on my life and mentality towards...

Apr 6, 2021 : Chris
Great Gear for the Great Loop

Great Gear for the Great Loop

STOP! If you want to try to guess how much some of my gear weighs before I reveal the answers below, please see my Youtube video at the following link:...

Mar 28, 2021 : Emma Rosenfield
Quarantine Dreams: 11,000 Miles in 2022

Quarantine Dreams: 11,000 Miles in 2022

“If your dreams don’t scare you, you aren’t dreaming big enough.” I first came across this quote in an interview I read somewhere with one of the greatest adventure athletes...

Mar 25, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
CDT Concerns and Conundrums

CDT Concerns and Conundrums

I find myself checking the Countdown app on my phone more and more these days. The start date for my CDT thru hike attempt draws near: 73 days… 69 days…...

Mar 4, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
CDT LASH – Highlights

CDT LASH – Highlights

A lot gets packed into 650 miles and 7 weeks spent on trail. You cover amazing terrain: Beautiful. Challenging. Treacherous. You meet amazing people: Hikers. Trail Angels. Strangers. You

Feb 17, 2021 : Dee - OneSpeed
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