This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #ContinentalDivideTrail

Welcome to our weekly roundup where we carefully select and showcase the most impressive, hilarious, and all-around epic photos taken on the Continental Divide Trail. Use the hashtag #CDT,#ContinentalDivideTrail, or #trektheCDT for the chance to be featured! And be sure to follow our NEW CDT Instagram account @continentaldivide.trail!

Here are a few of the best posts for your viewing pleasure from the week 8/26/18 – 9/2/18 .

CDT 2018: Our final group photo at the Chief Mountain USA/CAN border crossing! (L-R) Anders “Down Time” Wigren, Hunter “Natural” Tate, Sarah “Skeeter” Coupe, Jason “Steel” Repko, Dan “Jackrabbit” Brunner. Lane “50” Harris with photo. Starting to work on missing CDT section blogs and shooting gear photos for reviews to come… Blog and photos at . . . . #continentaldividetrail2018 #cdt2018 #continentaldividetrail #cdtcoalition #thruhike #backpacking #backpackersbistro #featheredfriends1972 #zpacks #hyperlite_mountain_gear #patagoniaballard #patagoniaseattle #patagoniapittsburgh #thetrek #thruhikesyndicate #optoutside #wildernessculture #ultralightbackpacking #at #appalachiantrail #pct #pacificcresttrail #cdt #ultralight #ultralightbackpacking #wanderlust #blackdiamondequipment

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#continentaldividetrail #cdt2018 #thruhike

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On the way to the summit of James Peak during sunrise back in July

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#continentaldividetrail #cdt2018 #thruhike

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August 23-26 • CDT Days 70-73 • 27, 24.9, 26.8, 5.5 miles • The most exciting part of this section was definitely getting to Colorado!! We finally feel like we’ve made real progress on this trail and doing the second half actually seems possible now. There was a lot of smoke in the air from some wildfire or another—not so much that it was really hard on our lungs, but it did obscure our views for a couple of days. By Saturday, it had cleared out a lot and we got to really see what Colorado has in store for us! That afternoon was weird in that two separate people out hiking asked to take our picture after hearing what we’re doing. I just kept thinking: we’re literally just walking a lot?? For completely self-serving reasons, too. We are not that cool. But it was nice of those people to think we were ? We camped near a field of sheep that were SO, SO loud—luckily they calmed it down a bit as we were trying to fall asleep. • We had a short hike into Steamboat Springs on Sunday morning. Caught a hitch within 30 seconds and headed straight for an amazing breakfast in town. We had a super relaxing day and grilled burgers and a ton of veggies at the Airbnb we’re sharing with Blaze. Today we stayed in town for a zero day and did not leave the couch for hours and hours (after I cooked banana & Nutella stuffed French toast for the 3 of us for breakfast). We feel super relaxed and rejuvenated and (hopefully) ready to take on these Colorado trails starting in the morning!!

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All the feelings. #embracethebrutality #thruhike #continentaldividetrail #finishedit

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Double Happiness waking up among the sage. Grateful for blue skies! #cdt

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