Long time no see, eh? Yes, *SPOILER ALERT* I survived (and completed) the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).
It's true, it's been a while now since any new posts went up on the blog, but I have my reasons and I promise to make it up to you (and yes, I'm mostly talking to my Nana – Hi Nana!).
After trying the daily blogging thing on my trans-Australia bicycle ride, I decided that route is not for me (however, I'm thinking a weekly thing in the future). That being said, I did commit to posting updates via Instagram for each day of the trip (a far less burdensome task), so if you're not yet following my frequently updating stream of square (sometimes rectangular) photographs, then get on that train.
There is much to discuss.
So here's what I'm going to do.
First, I'm going to be putting out gear reviews focused on all the new toys I brought along for the CDT. In this first batch of posts, I will be sprinkling in the end of my Three Passes trip report and be updating on where I'm at now (preparing for my departure from the States and arrival in the New Zealand).
Then, I will be diving into the CDT and be revealing all I learned in my four and a half months following it north through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho (barely), and Montana. Here I will also be finishing my posts on all the trekking I did in Tasmania earlier this year since the Australian trekking season is just around the corner (unless you're a badass and also trek through the winter – take me with you).
I will also be conducting and posting my annual Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey and will be doing my first (of hopefully many) Continental Divide Trail Thru-hiker Survey as well.
Getting back on a long trail has reminded me of all the information lacking out here on the internets when it comes to thru-hiking, so I have a lot of new (and hopefully helpful) ideas for information to post on both the PCT and the CDT (and yes, it will be more than just cat pictures – although it may be mostly cat pictures).
So whether this is your first time stumbling on this random dude's blog (hello!) or you've been around since the beginning, I look forward to you sticking around and diving down the rabbit hole that is my current work queue. I promise, it will be worth it (if it's not, then I'll send you a postcard or something to make everything better).
You're awesome for making it to the bottom of the post. I'm forever in your debt.
Your friend and reckless companion,