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
Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

When faced with a dilemma or possible life-threatening situation, you can do one of three things. Adapt (Change/Modify/Evolve) Migrate (Move) Die (also known as Give Up) Regardless of the

Jun 9, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Climbing for a Cause: Brittney Woodrum on her Goal to Summit the Colorado 14ers Carrying a ShelterBox

Climbing for a Cause: Brittney Woodrum on her Goal to Summit the Colorado 14ers Carrying a ShelterBox

Climbing Colorado’s 58 Fourteeners is a rite of passage for every aspiring mountaineer. Towering over 14,000 feet, these mountains rank as some of the tallest and most challenging in North...

Jun 5, 2020 : The Editors
Challenging the Narrative and Amplifying Voices: Resources for Education and Inclusivity in the Outdoor Industry

Challenging the Narrative and Amplifying Voices: Resources for Education and Inclusivity in the Outdoor Industry

One of the universal characteristics of people who love the outdoors is that we enthusiastically lean into discomfort.  The outdoors community is mostly white, which has allowed us the privilege

Jun 3, 2020 : The Editors
CDTC Releases Updated Guidance for Visiting the CDT

CDTC Releases Updated Guidance for Visiting the CDT

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) has released an updated statement with guidance for hiking along the CDT this year. They remain committed to protecting the communities along the

Jun 3, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Lake City, CO, to Become 7th CDTC Gateway Community

Lake City, CO, to Become 7th CDTC Gateway Community

On Thursday, May 14, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) announced that the historic mining town of Lake City will become its seventh Gateway Community. CDT Gateway Communities are

May 16, 2020 : Andrew Murphy
Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
Backpacking in America as a Person of Color: Hikers Share Their Experiences

Backpacking in America as a Person of Color: Hikers Share Their Experiences

Just a couple miles past the Mason-Dixon line during his Appalachian Trail thru-hike, Daniel White, aka The Blackalachian, and a female hiking partner decided to camp at Pen Mar Park....

May 14, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans