CDT

Am I Angry Enough To Thru-Hike?

Am I Angry Enough To Thru-Hike?

How angry at my regular life do I need to be to leave everything and hike for 6 months again?

May 2, 2024 : A girl called Pinecone
The next big adventure: SOBO on the Continental Divide Trail

The next big adventure: SOBO on the Continental Divide Trail

Embarking on a long hike feels like stepping into a new adventure with every stride. For me, it's not just a journey; it's a lifeline. My next adventure? Thru-hiking the...

Apr 16, 2024 : Annika Ananias
10 Reasons to Not Hike the Continental Divide Trail

10 Reasons to Not Hike the Continental Divide Trail

It feels impossible to write an introductory paragraph about a life event as monumental as this one. I've been planning my thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail for the past...

Apr 10, 2024 : Katie Jackson
I’m scared of the CDT

I’m scared of the CDT

Hopeful Triple Crown thru-hiker, Al Marriott aka Lookout, has some fears going into his next long-distance hiking adventure: The Continental Divide Trail.

Mar 23, 2024 : Al Marriott
From Teacher to Trail: My Accidental Journey to the Continental Divide Trail

From Teacher to Trail: My Accidental Journey to the Continental Divide Trail

You know how, when you're a kid, adults are always asking questions like, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" Maybe now you're the adult. Or maybe...

Jan 22, 2024 : Madelyn Dukart
Backpacking Safety for Solo Women: Understanding and Managing Risk in the Backcountry

Backpacking Safety for Solo Women: Understanding and Managing Risk in the Backcountry

When sharing news of an upcoming thru-hike, one of the most common questions I get — right up there with “Where do you poop?” and “Where do you shower?” —...

Jan 9, 2024 : Katie Jackson
Ranking the Colorado Trail Segments: 100% Subjective, Completely True

Ranking the Colorado Trail Segments: 100% Subjective, Completely True

The 486 miles between Denver and Durango on the Colorado Trail (CT) weave through six wilderness areas, eight mountain ranges, and five major river systems. The Colorado Trail Foundation calls...

Jan 3, 2024 : Katie Jackson
A Beginner Hikes the CDT Day 92-95 August 1-4

A Beginner Hikes the CDT Day 92-95 August 1-4

August 1st day 92 I missed This First, I have to say that today is the first day I haven't been in the Air Force or in Air Force ROTC...

Aug 5, 2023 : Daddy Warbuck$
A Beginner Hikes the CDT July 23-31 Day 83-91

A Beginner Hikes the CDT July 23-31 Day 83-91

Day 83 July 23rd Even Easier I had a ten-mile jaunt into the trailhead where supposedly there was enough traffic every day to get an easy hitch into Pinedale. It...

Aug 1, 2023 : Daddy Warbuck$
Carl “Professor” Stanfield: Reflections on the Calendar Year Triple Crown

Carl “Professor” Stanfield: Reflections on the Calendar Year Triple Crown

In 2022, I set out to backpack more miles in a calendar year than had ever been done. My goal was to average nearly 30 miles a day over 365...

May 23, 2023 : Carl Stanfield