I’ve booked a flight to the Kalispell airport. And, I’m not planning how I’m getting to the Chief Mountain border crossing, where I’ll start the CDT. I’ll be figuring everything else out as I go.
The CDT mirrors the PCT in many ways. It’s on the same continent, so why wouldn’t it? The highest mountains are about 800 miles north of the Mexico border. And, the coldest, wettest part of a thru-hike is near the Canadian border, especially in late summer and fall. I’ll skip the cold and wet if I can. So, southbound it is!
The pros and cons of hiking the Continental Divide Trail Northbound and Southbound.