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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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August 10, 2017 Miles: 17 PNT mile 572 Camp: Along the Thirteenmile Trail The nights lately have bee [...]

August 9, 2017 Miles: 24 PNT mile 561 Camp: By a small creek on Sherman Peak, WA I didn’t write a bl [...]

August 8, 2017 Miles: 19 PNT mile 237 Camp: Mile 237 on Boulder Creek with trail angel, Doug Even th [...]

Day 31: Trail SmoothiesAugust 7, 2017 Miles: 20 (though were off trail) PNT mile 418.3 Camp: Outside what appears to be an [...]

Day 30: More Dusty RoadsAugust 6, 2017 Miles: 13 PNT mile 403 Camp: Elbow Lake, Colville National Forest, Washington  After [...]

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 [...]

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

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

SUMMARY:  The wind howled all night, and this morning the clouds were moving in fast, looking nastie [...]

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

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

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Aug 2 We slept wonderfully at the Klondike Motel. We ate breakfast in bed and relaxed debating to ta [...]

July 26The best part of a B&B is the breakfast I learned this morning. Bert cooked up some homem [...]

July 23It felt so nice to be cuddled up on the firm bed with a beautiful quilt covering us. We were [...]

July 17 We decided to wait until 11 to check out of our comfy room. Everyone else got an early ride [...]

July 10 Neither of us slept great last night as the AC was noisy and we would wake up sweaty then co [...]

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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14th August  22.6 miles Safford Notch (2012) to Pierce Pond (2034.6) On 14th August 1937 the last s

13th August  10.4 Stratton (2001.6) to Safford Notch (1212) My body felt great. My foot felt great.

11-12 August  18.7 miles  (1982.9) to Stratton (2001.6) The first steps of the day were a little ten

10th August  18.3 miles  Little Swift River Pond (1964.6) to Bushcamp (1982.9)  It was 5.30am when

9th August  20.8 miles  Bushcamp (1943.8) to Little Swift River Pond (1964.6) I woke to sticks and

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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한 해 쉬고있는 솔라바디입니다. 올 해는 유난히 트레일에서 사고소식이 많습니다. 2010-11년이 PCT 역사 상 가장 많은 눈이 내린 해로 알려지는데, 그 해 nobo들이 상당히

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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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