The Continental Divide Trail is a long distance foot path that roughly follows the continental divide of the United States. In 2010, I walked the entire trail from Canada to Mexico. If water falls on the dividing line of the continent, it either flows west to the Pacific, or East, to the east. It’s along that general line that I walked.
The CDT is a National Scenic Trail. It is considered to be hard and is the newest trail of America’s Triple Crown of hiking. The Triple Crown involves walking the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Appalachian Trail. The CDT is said to be 3,100+ miles. It’s written on signs, on blogs, in journals, in emails to friends back home and pretty much everywhere else. The CDT is not 3,100+ miles. That’s wrong. It’s shorter. I know because I walked it.
It took me 144 days to walk the trail. I started June 14th and finished November 4th, 2010. There is so much that can be said on about the trail and the experience. Have a question? Just ask! Until then, I present you with the little I wrote on the trail and the little that I wrote after I got back.
My CDT Slideshow
Words, words, words…
- Planning the CDT – This is the big daddy document. Enjoy.
- PCT vs CDT – A slight repetition of the previous, still gold.
My CDT journals…
- The final, final preparations for the CDT.
- The Sendoff!
- The Herd: 2010
- Oh the Brutality!
- Winter Conditions
- The Bob Marshall Wilderness on the CDT
- Getting my feet wet on the Continental Divide
- I got my mojo back.
- The Wind River Range on the CDT
- Lander, WY
- The Great Divide Basin on the CDT
- Northern Colorado on the CDT
- The Northern Colorado Rockies on the CDT
- A little beat up.
- Hiking the San Juans on the CDT
- Northern New Mexico on the CDT
- A dispatch from Circle A Ranch
- Grants, New Mexico Hiking
- El Malpais on the CDT
- The Toaster House in Pie Town, NM
- The Gila River on the CDT
- Hiking in Silver City, NM
- The Crazy Cook Route on the CDT