Continental Divide Trail

Introduction and My Triple Crown Journey

Introduction and My Triple Crown Journey

My non-hiker name is Rachael, but please call me Rabbit. I am a long-distance hiker embarking this year on my third thru-hike to complete my triple crown. It seems like...

Apr 5, 2018 : Rabbit
Excited to Leave, Sad to Go

Excited to Leave, Sad to Go

In just a month, Nick and I will be leaving Mammoth Lakes to travel back to Virginia before starting the Continental Divide Trail in New Mexico on April 30.  This...

Mar 15, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Which One is That?..

Which One is That?..

...Is the most common question I get when I tell people I’ll be hiking the CDT this summer.  Short answer; it’s the one in the middle.  Slightly longer answer; it’s...

Mar 7, 2018 : Brian Cornell
2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Gear List Last year on my AT thru hike, I became aware of quite a few tweaks that I wanted to make to my gear set up. After...

May 16, 2017 : Puma
Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

(This is the final installment of my retrospective updates of my 2016 thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Click here, THEM PAWS! Finally, I gotto see my first grizzly bears!...

Jan 7, 2017 : Katie Brown
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: WYOMING

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: WYOMING

Walking through the state of snow and high elevation, the need to stop and take zero days to recover was something I took advantage of fully. I also played a...

Nov 15, 2016 : Katie Brown
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: Oh Colorado!

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: Oh Colorado!

Colorado, let me count the ways. I left off in

Nov 10, 2016 : Katie Brown
30 Thru-Hiking Truths You Won’t See on Instagram

30 Thru-Hiking Truths You Won’t See on Instagram

The other evening I was having a conversation with a fellow thru and day hiker at camp. The day hiker asked us why the sudden boom in popularity of the...

Jul 15, 2016 : Dora the Explorer
5 Tips for Preparing to Thru-Hike the Continental Divide Trail

5 Tips for Preparing to Thru-Hike the Continental Divide Trail

The following is a guest post courtesy of Felecia Moran, aka  With hiking the Divide comes responsibility. Responsibility to keep yourself found! Although there are Johnathan Leys free map set and

Jun 29, 2016 : Guest Post
Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

The Triple Crown The oldest of them all, the green tunnel blazed by white, the Appalachian Trail.   The Pacific Crest trail, where the highest peaks of the Sierra ebb...

Jan 4, 2016 : Caet Cash