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The First 300(ish) Miles: New Mexico Desert

The First 300(ish) Miles: New Mexico Desert

New Mexico has been testing me, but I've got some great friends and memories already!

May 6, 2022 : Kinsleigh Sawatsky
Starting at Crazy Cook Monument in New Mexico (April 28)

Starting at Crazy Cook Monument in New Mexico (April 28)

The Continental Divide Trail has a few starting points to choose from (for a north-bounder).  The most popular choice is to start at Crazy Cook Monument in southern New Mexico,...

May 6, 2022 : Katie Eckman
CDT Days 5-8 Lordsburg to Silver City

CDT Days 5-8 Lordsburg to Silver City

Day 5 9 miles There are few better feelings on trail than waking up in a hotel bed, walking across the street to the gas station for a large coffee...

May 4, 2022 : Madeline Gould
How to Eat an Elephant – Preparing for the CDT

How to Eat an Elephant – Preparing for the CDT

BEHOLD: my stuff One bite at a time. Not that I would ever eat an elephant, even if I could - I am vegetarian. I first heard of this while...

May 4, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
CDT Days 1-4 Crazy Cook to Lordsburg

CDT Days 1-4 Crazy Cook to Lordsburg

Day 1 17 miles My tramily and I left Lordsburg, NM at 6:30am in the CDT shuttle, a rented pickup truck driven by a man who introduced himself simply as...

Apr 30, 2022 : Madeline Gould
The Last Shakedown: Eagle Rock Loop, Arkansas

The Last Shakedown: Eagle Rock Loop, Arkansas

For my last shakedown, I chose Eagle Rock Loop in Arkansas. It was the perfect practice for my upcoming Continental Divide Trail thru-hike!

Apr 3, 2022 : Kinsleigh Sawatsky
Why I Hike: The Existential Hunger

Why I Hike: The Existential Hunger

Terminus photos for PCT, AT, and AZT Deconstructing the Hierarchy of Needs If weekend backpacking is getting your learner's permit, then thru hiking is becoming a full-time truck driver. Your...

Apr 1, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
Hiker Intro: From Under Hills and Over Hills my Path has Led

Hiker Intro: From Under Hills and Over Hills my Path has Led

In a Hole in the Ground Lived a Hiker Northern Terminus of the PCT My hiking interest started long before thru hiking the PCT in 2016. I grew up as...

Mar 24, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
From Human to Hikertrash

From Human to Hikertrash

Transitioning from "normal life" in Dallas to life on a thru-hike is weird. I've noticed that I am slowly changing back into hikertrash as my start date approaches...

Mar 16, 2022 : Kinsleigh Sawatsky
Why We Walk

Why We Walk

As the Thru Hiking class of 2022 gets underway on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes...

Mar 15, 2022 : Brandon Rodighiero