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
In the yearly Continental Divide Trail Hiker Survey, hikers share both their lowest moments on the trail (physically, mentally, emotionally - the literal lowest point of the CDT is Waterton Canyon, Montana at 2,972 ft / 906 m), as well as when, if ever, they found themselves in a situation where
After researching your Continental Divide Trail gear, the question many aspiring thru-hikers move to is that of CDT resupply. What is CDT resupply? It's the replenishment of the food (and other consumable items) carried in a hiker's backpack. Contrary to popular belief, hikers of the Trail of
In the second installment of this year's Continental Divide Trail Thru-hiker Survey, we dive into CDT hikers' gear. 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 post
After an interesting year of Continental Divide Trail thru-hiking and CDT survey results in 2020, we're back up and running with a (more) normal year in 2021. The CDT Survey is in its fifth year and I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to participate. The CDT
Hello, friends! This year's Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail Surveys will be posted a little later than normal. This is due to two factors. First, there are still people completing trails and filling out the surveys. Second, I am going to be completely disconnected from the date
The 2021 Continental Divide Trail Hiker Survey is now open for responses - fill it out here! If you hiked the Continental Divide Trail this year (2021), 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
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?