CDTC Official List of 3,000 milers

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) recognizes anyone who reports completion of the entire Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. CDTC policy is to operate on the honor system, assuming that those who submit a request for recognition, have completed a journey between the Mexican and Canadian Border along the Continental Divide. Issues of sequence, direction, speed, length of time or substitutes of for the “official” route are not considered. CDTC assumes those that apply have made an honest effort to complete the entire Trail, even if they did not pass by every reassurance marker or blaze. If you meet these standards, please complete and sign the form below.

CDT Completion Certificate

Section hikers/riders and thru hikers/riders who complete the CDNST can report their journey to the Continental Divide Trail Coalition by filling out the Continental Divide Trail Completion Form.  CDT thru-hikers/riders who report their adventure along the CDNST will be added to our roster of thru hikers/riders and will receive a certificate of recognition and a CDNST Patch.  Also, each year’s thru hiker roster is published in the March/April newsletter. In order to be included in the magazine, regardless of the year of completion, applications must be sent to CDTC by December 31st of the current year.


  • We give equal recognition to thru hikers/riders and section- hikers/riders.
  • In the event of a trail closure or a safety hazard ( such as washed out bridge, a forest fire, or an impending storm on an exposed ridge) of the “official route” hikers may take alternate routes ( including by vehicle) and still receive official recognition.
  • In the event users took any number of alternate routes available, users will still receive official recognition, as is the motto: hike your own hike!
  • We operate on the honor system.
  • We recognize users regardless of sequence, direction, speed, or whether they carry a pack, or any variation of their hike.


Complete Official CDTC Completion Certificate Form and include $5.00 for shipping and handling of patch and certificate. 

CDNST Completion Form

CDTC Official List of 3,000 milers

Current List of 3,000 milers:

(Disclaimer: This is by no means a complete list.  This is simply the list of folks who have informed us that they have completed the CDNST and have received a CDT Completion certificate from CDTC. In addition, trail journals listed here are only those by folks who have given us permission to link to their journals. )


Eric Ryback



David O’Dell



Nancy “Mile-A-Minute” Andujar

Jean Ella

Lynne Wisehart


Walking Jim Stoltz


Bryan “Wanderman” Shuman



George “Billygoat” Woodard



Michelle  “ Shell” Ellinwood

Bob “Dr. Bob”   Ellinwood

Tim “Camel/Starman” Hart

Robert “Sly” Sylvester

Pete “Smokey Pete “ Schlott

Joseph ”JoeJoseph” Santiago



Jackie “Yogi” McDonnell

David “Joe Moon” Wynn



Clifford “Cliffhanger” Hardin

Al “Learned” Learned



Shawn “Pepper “ Forry

Lawton “Disco” Grinter

Felicia “P.O.D.” Hermosilla

The Lewis Family

(Bobby, Natalie, Cody, Jessie and their two burros Wellstone and Pingora, and their dog Deso)

Paul “Mags” Magnanti

Kalyn “M.R.” MacDonald

Matt “Laundry Matt” MacDonald




Brian Miller

Barry “Cubby” King

Julie “Boston” Obear



Dylan Carlson

Sean “rest Stop” Gregor



Jackk “Found” Haskel

Jacob “Don’t Panic” Down

Phillip “Nowhere Man” Hough

Katie “Wing it” Howe

Deb “Walking Carrot” Hunsicker

Avelino “Makai” Tamayo



Drew “Abear” Hebert

Kevin “Fandango” Jacobs

Brian “Gadget” Lewis

Ben “Smooth” Newkirk

Scott “Voyager” Piddington

Mary “Speedstick” Moynihan

Kim “SOL” Geisreiter



Kaitlin “Jetpack” Allen

Elaine “Brazil Nut” Bissonno

James C. “Boat” Boatwright

Sarah “Coyote” Holt

Nancy “Why Not” Huber

Shane “Jester” O’Donnell

Richard ”Handlebar” Ostehimer



Meredith “Ninja” Altland

Phoebe “Slam!” Andujar

Beau “puck” Baker

Dain “Dain” Bray

Elisabeth ”LoveNote”Chaplin

Ryan “the Tourist” Choi

Adam Confair

Thomas “Bigfoot” Holz

Eric “Balls” Gjonnes

Reed “Sunshine”  Gjonnes

Thomas “Uncle Tom” Jamrong

John “Papa Smurf” Klebes

Jeremy “ Qball” Marble

Janie ”Not Yet” Faucette Moore

Randy “Macon Tracks “ Moore

Greta Mae “Squeak Squeak” Olafsen

Hans “Norm!” Rudi Praller

Aaron “Burly Whites” Philabaum

Erin “Wired” Saver

Brennan “Sparrow” Vandekerckhove

Lauren “Neon” Reed

Christopher “Brun” Sellers

William “Estero” Stephens

Domonick “safety Officer” Zanarini

Brian “Speed Bump “ Miracle

Kevin Michael “Aqua Man” Hall

Masafumi ”Masa” Saito

John “Sycamore” Hildebrand

Julie “Stopwatch” Urbanski

Matthew “Optmist” Urbanski



David “Walker Texas Ranger” Allen

Nicolas “Lorax” Roman

Bill “momento” Eason

Detlef “Hamburger” Körner

Phil “Soulshine” Violette

Karen “Birdy” Mansfield

Anne”stride” Tully

Cathe “Pounce” Neuberger

Spencer “Mismatch” Marple

Thomas “Rattlebee” Schiegg

Daniel Bei “cloudwalker” Liu

William “Opa” Dewar

William A. “yoyo” Martin

John W. “No Trace” Hahn

Susan “Unbreakable” Hahn

Tim “Oops” Guetersloh

Suzanne  Alien” Goulet



Lia ”NomNom” Adair

Jason “Scallywag” Bordash

Josiah “MeHap” Cilladi

Grady “Fun Size” Clawson

Brendan “K-2”  Curtin

Sue Damgaard

Ken “Lion King”  Dawson

Gerald “Natty” Fauret

Andrew “Crosby” Frei

Patrick Force

Mark “Messed Up” Garrison

Maria “LaLa” Gaylord

Sean “Rest Stop “ Gregor

Jay “Stabby McNeckbeard “ Gregory

Craig “Restless Wind” Hall

Youshi “Wonderer” Kasai

Robert “Banana Pants” Kristoferitsch

Barney “Scout” Mann

Patrick “Kramers” Mcllvena

Lucy “Mountain Spice” Parker

Renee “She-Ra” Patrick

Mark “Mark Trail “Perschel

Patrick Pondl

Ratna Pondl

Mandy Redpath

Holly “Ridgerunner” Rich

Maya “Focus” Rosenzweig

Meg “Delightful” Rousses

Chris “U-Turn” Smith

Daniel “Periwnkle” Smithson

Brenton “Grimm” Snipes

Dennis “Maniac” Stephens

Chilton “chilly” Tippin

Holly “Laughs Alone” Reppert