Continental Divide Trail

You Might Be Hiker Trash If…

You Might Be Hiker Trash If…

hiker trash haɪk•r træʃ noun US informal the endearing term used within the hiking community to describe a hiker or group of hikers who have acclimated to a lower standard of living....

Dec 23, 2019 : Melissa
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