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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our CDT Dreamers. We are grateful today that 50 years ago, Congress created the entire National Trails System, and that 40 years ago, created the CDT. From the words of Former Secretary of Interior, Stewart Udall:"“much of our history would have passed in to oblivion , ploughed under or paved over, were it not for the National Trails legislation signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968….the longest trails celebrate the American Great outdoors traveling on foot or horseback down one of these trails provides an intense exposure to a world that would otherwise be accessible only in history books and atlases.” photo credit Dan Vardamis.

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CDTC is so thankful for all of our partners. We are also proud to partner with folks like Backpacker's Pantry because not only do they come out and work on the Trail with us, they support the fight for our public lands and the #OptOutside effort with our other partners at REI, and this #BlackFriday are donating all sales to 1 % for the Planet! So, if you decide to take advantage of sales this Friday, consider checking out www.BackpackersPantry.co and stock up for your next adventure. ... See MoreSee Less

We're extremely proud to announce that this Black Friday, 100% of our online sales will be donated to grassroots conservation efforts! As a member of 1% for the Planet, Backpacker's Pantry already donates 1% of all revenue, everyday, to help preserve and protect the planet. But on November 24th, ALL sales (100%) will be donated to this impactful organization. This Black Friday, we encourage everyone to #OptOutside. But we also hope you spare some time to prep for your next adventure and help make a difference by shopping at BackpackersPantry.com.

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Today we celebrate the 39th Anniversary of the designation of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. In 2007, Stuart Udall shared his thoughts and why the CDT and all the long trails are worth protecting and why we fight for the CDT every day. Happy Birthday CDT!

"The longest trails celebrate the American outdoors. The 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail, built in 1928, was the first. It was followed by the slightly longer Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, from Canada to Mexico, and more recently by the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail that winds more than 3,000 miles from the crown of Glacier National Park in northern Montana to the aptly named Hatchet Mountains at the southwestern tip of New Mexico. Traveling on foot or horseback down any one of those trails provides an intense exposure to a world that would otherwise be accessible only in history books and atlases."
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