The Continental Divide Trail Blog

Why hike 3100 miles in a summer? With views like this, why not?

CDT Part 15–My first steps in New Mexico

New Mexico felt like a distillation of everything I learned in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado combined into one 700-mile challenge. By this point, I’m ready for anything.  It was the coldest state, but I was used to that from Colorado. It rivaled the Montana heat wave in July, where I experienced 100 degrees very close…

CDT Part 14–Twin Lakes to New Mexico

You know that feeling when you’re going somewhere you’ve never been, so it seems like it takes longer to get there? Well, the opposite is true as well. The return home from a place always seems to take less time. I’ve returned home to the mountains that I love and time is flying.  But, finishing…

CDT Part 13–Copper Mountain to Twin Lakes

September in Colorado. I did a lot over the 2 nights and 3 days I was in Denver. I had a wedding to go to and the last 1000+ miles of a thru-hike to prepare for. I had holes in my shorts, socks, shirt, wind pants, and tent. And the zippers on my tent weren’t…

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