Continental Divide Trail

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
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: WYOMING

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: WYOMING

I knew that arriving in Wyoming also meant kicking the mileage up a notch and getting down to this thru-hiking business. This started out as an easy feat, because arrival...

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

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: Oh Colorado!

We left our snowshoes and other winter gear behind as we continued on our journey north on the CDT. Through the rest of Colorado, we faced our first boughts with...

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 first time I had ever heard of the Continental Divide Trail I was already 1,000 miles into my thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. The other hikers spoke...

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
3 Tips for Thru-Hiking the CDT From The Real Hiking Viking [Video]

3 Tips for Thru-Hiking the CDT From The Real Hiking Viking [Video]

What do you get when you mix a Norse, uncivilized barbarian with an accomplished long-distance backpacker (plus a dash of authenticity)?  Fifteen gold stars if you guessed "A Real Hiking

Feb 15, 2015 : Zach
One Weight Weenie’s Desert Gear List

One Weight Weenie’s Desert Gear List

If you've read any of my other articles you might remember that I am not hiking the AT this year, but the Arizona and Continental Divide trails (along with the Te...

Jan 16, 2015 : Hiker Box Special