The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) passes through some of the most wild landscapes left on the planet.
Ranging in elevation from 4,000 feet in the desert to 14,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains, the CDT offers an immense diversity of landscapes. A few hundred thru hikers attempt the 3,100 mile trail every year… and that number keeps growing.
Pagosa Springs provided a welcome respite from the grueling conditions of the San Juan’s. At least, Pagosa Springs would’ve if I had been able to sleep. When we arrived in town, every room in the place was booked; nevertheless, in true hiker trash fashion, we were able to jump in…Read More
Mile 648 – 717 After four days in Chama, I had found a group to venture into the San Juan Mountains with. The conversation in town was dictated by the path ahead: who had made it through and what they had experienced. Hikers were splitting into two groups: those who…Read More
Mile 182-294 The goal of getting into Doc Campbell’s Post the next morning was to re-supply and leave. Upon checking my pack, however, I realized that I had lost my gaiters at some point along the Gila. Before flinging myself into a full-scale pack dump, I remembered Topo had mentioned…Read More
Mile 92 – 181 No rain fell from the sky my night out from Lordsburg despite my preparations. I awoke later than I normally would’ve after a restless night sleep and continued my way across the vast plain that stretched north of the small desert town. Mountains loomed before me,…Read More
Miles 0 – 84 The departure is always the hardest. Saying goodbye to friends and family, who you may not see for another five or six months, definitely stirs up the old tear ducts. “You’ll see us again! You’re coming back!” are the constant words of comfort. It doesn’t do…Read More