In the third installment of the Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hiker Survey, we cover what's probably the biggest (perceived) logistical issue on the CDT: resupply. After hikers get their gear sorted, questions surrounding resupply become the object of CDT hiker fascination. What is CDT resupply?
In the second installment of this year's Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hiker Survey, we dive into gear for hiking the CDT. Continental Divide Trail gear lists vary wildly between hikers, and (spoiler alert) finding a perfect CDT gear list is impossible. That said, we can try. I've organized this
The Continental Divide Trail Hiker Survey is distributed to CDT hikers at the end of the hiking season every year to capture a snapshot of the year’s class and provide a useful resource to future CDT hikers and recreators. The Survey is now in its seventh year, and I would like to
The 2023 Continental Divide Trail Hiker Survey is now open for responses - fill it out here! If you hiked the Continental Divide Trail this year (2023), as a thru-hiker or section hiker, this survey is for you. It doesn't matter whether you completed the entire CDT (i.e. if you got off early or
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite NXT from Cascade Designs is a three-season 13 oz / 369 g inflatable sleeping pad with a 4.5 R-value (the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material). It's the next evolution in what's essentially become the default ultralight,
Trail names are a tradition in the long-distance hiking community. They're essentially nicknames that hikers go by while on the trail - and sometimes off the trail as well. Generally, but not always, these names are fairly abstract (i.e. not something that would traditionally be someone's name).
Trail names and trail name rules are a simple but sometimes confusing part of trail culture within the long-distance hiking community. At their core, they're a fun part of the thru-hiking culture that can allow hikers to connect. Don't know what to say to your new friends? Ask about their trail
Chances are that things won't go to plan on a Continental Divide Trail thru-hike. One of the best things you can do to prepare for a CDT thru-hike? Talk to CDT thru-hikers and see what they would do again, do differently, and suggest that others (i.e. you) do. Questions like what gear do I get?