While completing the Continental Divide Trail Hiker Survey hikers share the moment(s), if ever, they found themselves in a situation where they felt they were in legitimate danger or when they were legitimately afraid. The Continental Divide Trail is a test of mental, physical, and emotional
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) it's impossible to find a perfect CDT gear list. 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 with the goal of capturing a snapshot of the year’s class and providing a useful resource to future CDT hikers and recreators. The Survey is now in its sixth year and I
The 2022 Continental Divide Trail Hiker Survey is now open for responses - fill it out here! If you hiked the Continental Divide Trail this year (2022), 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
Week 16 on the Continental Divide Trail takes us deeper into Montana as we (again) lose Moist and hits the trail town of Leadore, Idaho (where I need to replace my lost sunglasses). We end Week 16 just south of our next resupply in Darby, Montana. CDT Day 106: Moist Is Dead We're up early and
The Continental Divide Trail has been growing in popularity over the past decade. An increasingly diverse group of people from around the world now braves this thru-hike each year. The trail crosses the states of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana (with a brief dip into Idaho near the
The Continental Divide Trail is a thru-hike that will rarely go as planned. Rarely will two people even hike the same trail thanks to all the alternates, reroutes, and flip-flops that occur every year. That said, there's still room for some former CDT thru-hiker wisdom to inspire your thru-hike (or