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?
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
No matter how much you read or how many videos you watch, the Continental Divide Trail can be a (seemingly) overwhelming thing to plan for. To help you Once you've decided what gear to get, where you (think you) want to resupply, and when you're starting your adventure, what comes next? Wait?
I tried to break the news gently, but now time for willful ignorance has come to an end. The Pacific Crest Trail Association, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy have all officially requested hikers to postpone or cancel their thru-hikes (in related news,
Planning for the Continental Divide Trail can seem overwhelming if you've never done a long-distance hike before. What gear do I get? Where do I resupply? Do I really have to dig a hole and poop in it and then pack out my toilet paper? Yes, you really do. The truth of it is, you don't really need
As part of the Continental Divide Trail Survey I ask CDT hikers what they would do differently, given the chance to do it all again, and what advice they have for future CDT hikers. I share this information in the hopes of giving an idea of what mistakes people typically make pre, during, or