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
Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

Uncertainty and Strife: Thru-Hiking Permits in the Time of COVID-19

As 2020 winds down, a third wave of COVID-19 infections is engulfing the United States, with the number of daily cases more than tripling over the previous August high and...

Dec 17, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
How our Thru-hike became a LASH

How our Thru-hike became a LASH

We had every intention of thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) this season. Several of the hikers we met while on the CDT (Google & Bear Magnet, Timber & Coins,...

Dec 2, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Winds Have It – Part Two

The Winds Have It – Part Two

From our experience hiking in the Sierras, if you want a relatively snow free trail experience, it is generally better to not enter the Sierras "too early". Not being particularly...

Nov 14, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
The Winds Have It – Part One

The Winds Have It – Part One

Best kept secret in the lower 48 hiking world? It would have to be Wyoming's Wind River Range. How did we not know about this magical place? Had we not...

Nov 12, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? Choosing Between the AT, PCT, and CDT

At almost 8,000 miles, the Triple Crown trails of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail are some of the best hiking in the world. No matter...

Nov 4, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
The Great Western Loop

The Great Western Loop

The Seed Planted I first heard about the Great Western Loop (GWL) on my southbound Appalachian Trail thru hike back in 2018. Thinking that it sounded like a cool idea...

Nov 2, 2020 : Emma Rosenfield
Bear Canisters: Which Fit in Which Packs, Where You Need Them, and How to Pack One

Bear Canisters: Which Fit in Which Packs, Where You Need Them, and How to Pack One

So you need to bring a bear canister on your next backpacking trip. Find out how to be comfortable while keeping your food and bears safe.

Sep 29, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot