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. Day 106: Moist Is DeadDay 107: Farewell,
Continental Divide Trail Week 15: The Final State(s)
Week 15 on the Continental Divide Trail brings us into the final two states of the CDT, Idaho and Montana. The trail only makes a small appearance in Idaho and spends a lot of time tracing the Idaho-Montana border. We leave Yellowstone, take the Mack's Inn Alternate, and arrive in Lima, Montana
Continental Divide Trail Week 14: Yellowstone
Week 14 on the Continental Divide Trail takes us through the northern end of the Wind River Range, over Knapsack Col and then out to the town of Dubois just as we're running out of food. The trail then heads into Yellowstone National Park where we make a stop in Grant Village before heading toward
Continental Divide Trail Week 13: The Winds
During week 13 on the Continental Divide Trail, Appa and I continue through Wyoming's Great Divide Basin and make a resupply stop in Lander via South Pass City and Atlantic City before entering the Wind River Range with our bear spray where we take the Cirque of the Towers alternate and encounter
Continental Divide Trail Week 12: Wyoming!
DAY 78: The Last Great Breakfast We wake up at 7:30 (early for waking up in town) and head downstairs where we are greeted with pancakes, strawberries, watermelon, and bananas for breakfast. Have I mentioned how much I love Steamboat Springs? Karen and Johan give us a ride back to the CDT at
Continental Divide Trail Week 11: Farewell Moisture
DAY 71: Dog Attack (Arrive Grand Lake/Denver, CO) I wake up early, 5:30, since today I'm trying to reach Grand Lake with enough sunlight left to hitchhike the 100 mi / 160 km to Denver - where I have a chest x-ray scheduled for tomorrow (and where I have a friend who I am hopefully staying
Continental Divide Trail Week 10: Shortcuts to Town
DAY 64: Mount Elbert (Arrive Leadville, CO) When we wake up, the wedding party has yet to arrive. I don't know if this is a good or a bad thing. What is a bad thing? All of the frozen condensation on my sleeping bag. I can't wait for all of this to melt while my sleeping bag is stuffed away in my
Continental Divide Trail Week 9: Moist Is Dead?
DAY 57: All Alone The smart thing to do would be to start when the sun comes up (then again, the smart thing to do might have been to never begin the CDT in the first place). Instead, I let the sun wake me up (sunrise is around 6:00), and the leisurely pack up my things before starting to hike