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Lordsburg to Silver City

Lordsburg to Silver City

Lordsburg After only taking a “nearo” in Lordsburg (into town in the morning and out in the afternoon), we had gotten all of the important things done before we needed...

May 13, 2024 : Rebecca Lynn Ellis
CDT Part 1: Crazy Cook to Lordsburg, Where Everything Is New

CDT Part 1: Crazy Cook to Lordsburg, Where Everything Is New

I'll always remember the first four days northbound on the CDT as trail that breaks you down to rebuild you. As said by someone who knows this trail. Upon receiving...

May 13, 2024 : Kate Riley
There’s no place to hide

There’s no place to hide

This first week on trail has been tough. My mind is telling my body it can do more, even though it doesn't feel up to it. This is the problem...

May 12, 2024 : Al Marriott
New Games with New Rules: Days 7-9 on the CDT

New Games with New Rules: Days 7-9 on the CDT

  Thru hiking is a game where you make your own rules. The game is governed by a certain set of laws, most of them natural. Wind, fire, flooding, rain,...

May 9, 2024 : Sheehan Twomey
Bones in the Chihuahuan Desert

Bones in the Chihuahuan Desert

The constant blanketing of bodies and bones across the desert floor–  more than a little disconcerting– do little to make me feel welcome in the harsh, high desert of New...

May 9, 2024 : Katie Jackson
Monument to Lordsburg

Monument to Lordsburg

Rise and Shine The alarm clock sounds at 5 AM, and we have one hour and 15 minutes to get ready pack our bags and get to the CDTC shuttle....

May 8, 2024 : Rebecca Lynn Ellis
Pause

Pause

We interrupt your regularly scheduled trail update to bring you this important message. Lonely trail on a mesa. I'm temporarily off-trail. I came home. It was a difficult decision, but...

May 7, 2024 : Kristine Hartlaub
Getting to Lordsburg for the CDT

Getting to Lordsburg for the CDT

The adventure starts the moment you leave your house with a heavy pack and nervous energy for the journey ahead. The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) starts in the southwestern corner...

May 4, 2024 : Kate Riley
Fear mongering and turning back on the CDT – Update #1

Fear mongering and turning back on the CDT – Update #1

Having already done two long trails, particularly the PCT in a high snow year has taught me to not listen to the fear mongering. Tales of upcoming tricky sections spread...

May 4, 2024 : Keziah
Out of the Frying Pan, Up to the Pines: CDT Days 2-8

Out of the Frying Pan, Up to the Pines: CDT Days 2-8

Our first week and change on the CDT took us from the dusty Bootheel to the Burro Mountains, the desert’s answer to the Adirondacks. What a joy to be out...

May 4, 2024 : Liz Seger