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Blogs Submitted as of 2/9

Northbound

  • Ryan "Axilla" Rosen
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  • CanHacker
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  • Slingshot
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  • Dust Bunny
  • Roger Carpenter
  • Walkabout and Uyetsga
  • 3rd Monty and Fixit
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  • Sass

Check out this awesome map created by my friends at Walking Man Brewing that outlines my upcoming th [...]

“One foot in front of the other. Through leaves, over bridges.” –K.V. Welcome, This is a blog. This [...]

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This year's hiking season really hasn't gone as I've planned. My intent was to start [...]

I've been having some technical issues with this blog since Amazon Cloud Drive (where I host my [...]

I've made it into silver city for the second time this year. Now I am done with the Columbus al [...]

First highlight video covering the first section of the trail. My foot has already started giving me [...]

I think one of the most common worries from people preparing to tackle the Continental Divide Trail [...]

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When I’m not on trail I tend to nerd out on gear… Here’s my quick sum up of most of the gear I had o [...]

My name is Slingshot. I’ve nearly walked the continental divide from Mexico to Canada. I’ve seen man [...]

Well I’m sitting in the luxurious Budget Inn, here in Helena, watching TV, drinking coffee, and rest [...]

I was still playing catch up to Cowboy Stripper on my way out of Lima. He left the morning I got int [...]

The past week and a half or so has been an absolute blast. I met Zoe and Mary-Clare in West Yellowst [...]

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I woke up at Oak Hollow with the intention of heading into town for breakfast. I have made every mea [...]

Before leaving Utah I completed one more quick hike to Calf Creek Falls. It was a crowded but beauti [...]

After leaving Willis Creek I was headed towards Escalante and the famous Hole in The Rock Road. The [...]

I arrived at Kodachrome after a long drive through lots of snow in the north and some of the worst t [...]

I’m sitting out in the woods wondering what is going on in the world, when it occured to me that you [...]

December 5, 2016. One of the pleasures of hiking the CDT was to read the words of support from those [...]

THE CDT JOURNEY IS COMPLETED! On October 3 at 1:30 pm I hiked to the US/Canada border at Chief Mount [...]

CANADA IS WITHIN REACH!  Upon leaving the wonderful city of Helena I spent 14 days hiking 237 miles [...]

365 MILES TO GO, FALL COLORS, AND GREAT WEATHER AHEAD. During the four days I hiked between Anaconda [...]

A BETTER WAY NORTH.  When I departed Lima, Montana, where I restocked my pack with six days of food, [...]

We start the morning with thunderstorms rolling around us and a light sprinkle on our tent. It was j [...]

As we have a short hike to our next camp site we take it slow this morning just enjoying the sun by [...]

We start the day with a visit to the Backcountry office to get our permit reprinted. We have changed [...]

Today is a zero of sorts. We take a leisurely breakfast at the grill in the Grant village store. Yet [...]

Today our goal is Grants Village and we have 13 miles to the trail head and then a 7 mile hitch. Alo [...]

Avis is the only car rental company that does not charge a dropoff fee for one-way rentals, so that’ [...]

Yesterday when we got back to East Glacier (thanks to Terry, who gave us a ride!),  the first thing [...]

The wind howled all night, and this morning the clouds were moving in fast, looking nastier by the h [...]

Well, we roadwalked through aspen forests all day and we are camped in the aspens tonight, with the [...]

We had a great all-U-can-eat breakfast at the Glacier Park Lodge and shared a table with Hotshot and [...]

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May 17-We were 4.5 miles to the junction of Mather Campground this morning. We set an alarm for the [...]

May 13-After a great night of sleep, we walked downstairs to find Tim cooking pancakes. I am so than [...]

May 8-We could of stayed in our cozy cabin until 11, but we have to get hiking. It was chilly in the [...]

May 3-I woke up several times this morning to simply roll over and fall back to sleep. He made coffe [...]

Review of my Thru. Pack I never used a fanny pack during my first three thru hikes as I completed th [...]

Southbound Hikers

  • Brad (Shepherd) McCartney
  • tatu-jo
  • Harpo & Groucho
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  • Tick Tock
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  • Solar Body
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22nd June 25.9 miles Bushcamp (1230.9) to George Outerbridge Shelter (1256.8) I was hiking by 6am. I

21st June 19.6 miles Bushcamp (1211.3) to Bushcamp (1230.9) Warning – The following contains scenes

20th June 30.2 miles Bushcamp (1181.1) to Bushcamp (1211.3) I was on the trail by 6am. My red raw

19th June  29.8 miles Bushcamp (1151.3) to Bushcamp (1181.1) The hot humid southerly wind kept blowi

18th June 21.8 miles Carlisle (1129.5) to Bushcamp (1151.3) Sleep did not come easy. Headaches plagu

The other day while sitting with a friend, he began questioning me about my adventures on foot. I be

No Title   I just spent a better part of a week out on the PCT, hiking section A and B. I really had no plan

   The internet is a funny place. When you get on one of these hiking pages and begin discussing hik

Back in the water!I injured my knee 2 1/2 years ago and it was too severe to surf for the 1st 6 months of the injury.

Yosemite Run...Now that I am in work mode, I have been focusing on staying in shape. So I have been in the gym afte

Hipster PackingI’ll admit it – I’m a fan of fanny packs. I often used one with my hip-belt less packs when backpack

Harpo and I were on a mission not to pay rent. We succeeded (mostly) from May 2013 – to November 201

Sometime in August: After hiking more than 6000 miles with Groucho over the past 3 years, and sleepi

Oregon Coast Storm of the Half CenturySeveral weeks ago a large weather event was predicted for coastal oregon and washington areas. Thank

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The Gila is a Cold Wet WonderlandIt’s 111 miles to Pie Town from Doc Campbell’s Outpost, the general store in the middle of nowhere N

Updates from the Continental Divide TrailHey y’all! Hope everyone out there in wherever everyone out there may be is doing well. It’s been a

Lowest to Highest Route Day 3 & 4: Fun, Or Something Like ItWhen night falls and I trip over a rock for the third time, we bust out our headlamps and keep going

Lowest to Highest Route Day 3: If Not For ThisEverything is right with the world. This, of course, is not true. But staring up from my sleeping ba

Lowest to Highest Route Day 2 Continued: Stayin’ AliveShade becomes more plentiful, up here in the canyon, a few thousand feet above the sea. It’s a welco

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Section Hikers

  • Jo
  • Mama Bear and Monkey
  • Gilder

Day 45: Abandoned Mine to Spring Creek Pass (Finished!)Our last day. With mixed emotions, we packed up our gear and tent for the last time on the CDT. We a

Day 44: Colorado Trail Junction to Abandoned MineThe pale, glowing half moon lit the night sky. I shivered in my down cocoon, watching. Outside, a fr

Day 43: La Vaca Creek to Colorado Trail JunctionI watched the first light as it slowly worked its way down the mountain. The warm light touched the

Day 42: Trout Lake to Valley Above La Vaca CreekA narrow sliver of sunlight pierced the dark grey veil of clouds that shrouded our little valley. Th

Day 41: Mile 896 to Trout LakeA lone marmot posed on a rock like a yogi, surveying the valley belowIn his own version of the sun s

After a long and lazy winter and spring on the hot spring circuit I am finally back on the trail aga

VacilandoOriginally posted on glideonblog: Deer Creek Canyon If one is a  Vascilando, he is going somewhere b

What a strange, wild and wonderful trail we tread. I have reached the end of the line for my autumn

There are Mexican Grey Wolves in AZ + NM, but they don’t prowl with me. Not with the Lone Wolf. I ha

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