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Blogs Submitted as of 2/9


  • Ryan "Axilla" Rosen
  • Apple Pie
  • CanHacker
  • M&M and Pootz
  • Slingshot
  • Geared Up
  • Dust Bunny
  • Roger Carpenter
  • Walkabout and Uyetsga
  • 3rd Monty and Fixit
  • Speed
  • 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 [...]

March 22, I try to sleep in but am too hungry. Breakfast next door is decent and afterwards I wander [...]

March 21, 18 miles, CubaAfter I was comfy in my sleeping bag last night, the almost full moon shone [...]

March 20, 24I wake up to a view of horses grazing. Once again I have a tough time getting going but [...]

March 19, 22 milesTown food has definitely made it out of my system and I finished up my cream chees [...]

March 18, 24 milesI continue my road walk on Rd 239. It's mostly dry but a short stretch has so [...]

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

I want to list briefly some of the applications while hiking. These are all android applications as [...]

So, a lot has happened since I headed back out onto the CDT after my injury. A lot of little things [...]

So, my ankle actually healed up quicker than I expected, took just a week and a half or so.   The ba [...]

Well, for the second time I've turned around and headed home after leaving Helena, Mt.  About 3 [...]

The first thing we needed to do when we started hiking was cross the river. It was a lot colder! The [...]

The first 6 miles went by pretty quickly today since most of it was downhill for a change. Then we a [...]

Happy Earth Day! We got an early start. We started out on an old road continuing to climb. Near wher [...]

I still wasn't feeling well when we got up. I considered another day off, but really didn' [...]

I woke up not feeling well. I got packed up but had to keep visiting the bathroom so we decided to t [...]

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 [...]

I have finished my hiking in the U.S. for the year and have moved onto my international portion. Hik [...]

Another long day. I distincly remember this place. The forever drive way with attack mosquitoes! No [...]

Almost to the trail when Illusion realizes his wallet is gone! Turn and burn. Now the day is gone an [...]

Met a fellow named Illusion. Just happens to live 1.5 hours from Salisbury. So going to spend a coyo [...]

Hot! Ran into a nice cache of trail magic! The bridge was open this year outside of falls village. S [...]

I apologize for the delay in completing this blog. I was immediately caught up in a tidal wave of so [...]

Miles: 20 Total CDT miles: 2720 9/28/2016 3:00pm I keep meaning to go back and write more about this [...]

Miles: 20 Camp: My CDT mile 2590 I find it hard to fathom that this will be our last night on trail. [...]

Day 161: 15 Miles For The WinMiles: 15 Camp: My CDT mile 2570 If only life were made of 15 mile days. I could be happy forever on [...]

Miles: 15 Camp: My CDT mile 2555 It was such a wonderful feeling to wake up knowing I didn’t have to [...]

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 [...]

Hello,Its 2017 and winter is loosening its grip here in Denver, although the snow pack in the mounta [...]

5/13I hiked out of Pie Town after lunch. The next 75 miles to Grants is a road walk. I wanted to see [...]

5/11I ate a huge breakfast at the Adobe Cafe and got a shuttle back to the trail starting at 8:30. I [...]

5/6Left Doc's early and caught a ride to the Gila National Monument Visitor Center. Hob decided [...]

5/4I left Silver City early in the morning after the big continental breakfast and headed north on r [...]

April 15- We truly enjoyed our zero day in Oracle yesterday. We had our left overs from dinner last [...]

April 8-We had 3.7 miles to get the the Gabe Zimmermann Trailhead. Last night and this morning lots [...]

April 4th-I slept very well last night in the cozy bed. My allergies have really been bothering me l [...]

March 31st-We began the trip down to the Mexican border in a shuttle with another thru hiker from En [...]

The days after the CDT were spent reflecting on the journey and dreaming of future trails. I got to [...]

Southbound Hikers

  • Brad (Shepherd) McCartney
  • tatu-jo
  • Harpo & Groucho
  • Error
  • Tick Tock
  • Crunchmaster
  • Solar Body
  • Error

24th April 2017 20.1 miles Bushcamp (115.9) to Rufus Morgan Shelter (136) The intense rain of yeste

23rd April 10 miles Rock Gap – Franklin (105.9) to Bushcamp (115.9) It rained all night, not just an

22nd April 2017 19.9 miles Standing Indian Shelter (86) to Rock Gap (105.9) I climbed to the top of

21st April 2017 16.7 miles Dicks Creek Gap (69.3) to Standing Indian Shelter (86) I heard an interes

20th April 2017 13 miles Cheese Factory Site (56.3) to Dicks Creek Gap (Hiawassee) (69.3) What a dif

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

Harpo and I were on a mission not to pay rent. We succeeded (mostly) from May 2013 – to July 217, su

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

We were up and going a lot earlier this morning because we knew we were headed to town.It was a chil

My dad and I both slept great last night and didn't start moving around this morning until abou

I don't know what was wrong with me last night but I could not fall asleep whatsoever. I tossed

Happy here, getting the chance to hike the last few miles of Crunchmaster's 2016 CDT hike. He w

This is Happy. Again, just not able to get back in the groove. Crunchmaster heads back to his brothe

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Section Hikers

  • Jo
  • Mama Bear and Monkey
  • Gilder

On our morning run today, the birds were singing enthusiastically. A couple of weeks ago, no birds s

A week from today, we will have...

Life goes on. can't get there from here. I think a lot of people feel like that right now, and

Finally I’ve added Kerry’s photos. Looking back I am astounded at how beautif...

Last evening, we sat and drank beer with Apricot and Psycho in the courtyard outside our motel room

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

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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