A New Beginning in New Mexico

A New Beginning in New Mexico

Hey there fellow hikers! My name is Debbie and I am new to The Trek, but not to the trail. I have been section hiking and photographing the Pacific Crest...

Jul 5, 2022 : Debbie Shiffer
The Continental Divide Trail: Colorado

The Continental Divide Trail: Colorado

Finally! We made it to Colorado. After the fire closures in Carson and Santa Fe National Forests, lots of hikers were forced to skip up to Chama, New Mexico or...

Jul 2, 2022 : Kinsleigh Sawatsky
Backpacker Radio #155 | Pony Re-Returns to Chat About Sex on Trail, Section Hiking the CDT, and His PCT Thru-Hiking Memoir

Backpacker Radio #155 | Pony Re-Returns to Chat About Sex on Trail, Section Hiking the CDT, and His PCT Thru-Hiking Memoir

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, brought to you by RTIC, we are joined yet again by our pal, Clay Bonnyman Evans, known on trail as...

Jun 27, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
Abrupt Transition to Colorado (End of May)

Abrupt Transition to Colorado (End of May)

Several state forests in New Mexico closed to all traffic in late May, as a precautionary effort to manage wildfire danger.  Ongoing wildfires in New Mexico left few resources for...

Jun 22, 2022 : Katie Eckman
CDT Days 35-38: Pagosa Springs to Creede Cutoff

CDT Days 35-38: Pagosa Springs to Creede Cutoff

Day 35 16 miles We rolled out of town at 9am, catching a truck back up to Wolf Creek Pass without sticking a thumb out. Loaded down with 5 days...

Jun 16, 2022 : Madeline Gould
Yellowstone National Park Closes All Entrances Due to Hazardous Conditions

Yellowstone National Park Closes All Entrances Due to Hazardous Conditions

Yellowstone National Park has closed all park entrances to inbound traffic due to hazardous conditions caused by record rainfall and flooding, according to NPS. The park will be closed, and...

Jun 14, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Northern New Mexico (May 15-19)

Northern New Mexico (May 15-19)

May 15.  The most notable part of today was meeting a hiker named “Voyager”.  I usually avoid putting other hikers’ names in the blog, but this 68 year old man...

Jun 10, 2022 : Katie Eckman
CDT Days 23-34: Chama to Pagosa Springs

CDT Days 23-34: Chama to Pagosa Springs

Day 23-31 Shadowhawk's friend Paul picked us up from the Motel 6 in Grants, NM at 9am and we all clambered into the minivan, except Shadowhawk, who had come down...

Jun 8, 2022 : Madeline Gould
Gila River (May 8-11)

Gila River (May 8-11)

May 8.  The Gila River alternate is not the official CDT, but many hikers choose this path, after more than a week of dry desert hiking.  This trail crosses from...

Jun 1, 2022 : Katie Eckman
CDT Days 18-22: Trail Closures and Becoming a Thru-hiker

CDT Days 18-22: Trail Closures and Becoming a Thru-hiker

Day 18  Zero Day in Pie Town  Shadowhawk talks with local author, Uncle River, while sorting his resupply at the Toaster House.   Day 19 25 miles It was hard...

May 26, 2022 : Madeline Gould