Continental Divide Trail

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

The Enlightened Equipment Enigma is a popular ultralight quilt with backpackers, thru-hikers, and other weight-conscious adventurers. The Enigma has a simple, but carefully crafted design, with a

Jul 18, 2019 : Effie Drew
The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

Thinking about, or planning a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail? There’s a lot I think you should know, so for this first part, let's about timeline, navigation, alternates, information...

Mar 30, 2019 : Effie Drew
Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Taking on a great outdoor adventure like the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail means navigating a world of blog posts, YouTube channels, and gear lists that can make planning overwhelming....

Mar 22, 2019 : Effie Drew
Calendar Year Triple Crown: 8,000 Miles, 3 Trails, 1 Year

Calendar Year Triple Crown: 8,000 Miles, 3 Trails, 1 Year

Pacific Crest Trail:  ~ 2,700 miles Continental Divide Trail: ~ 3,100 miles Appalachian Trail: ~ 2,200 miles 8,000 miles. Three trails. One year. To start, I will be kicking off...

Feb 19, 2019 : Trail Pope SANTi I AKA Yuengling
Resupply Strategy on the Continental Divide Trail

Resupply Strategy on the Continental Divide Trail

Salt Lake City, Feb. 8, 2019: How do you get food over a distance of 3,000 miles? In this post I provide a brief summary of what you have to...

Feb 9, 2019 : Caroline "Earthcake"
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, here, here, here, and here to read the previous installments.) THE

Jan 7, 2017 : Katie Brown