Month: May 2016

CDT Update: Cuba, NM

The Continental Divide Trail between Grants and Cuba, NM was a really excellent section of trail. We hiked up the 11,300 for Mount Taylor, our highest elevation for the trail so far. We encountered snow and many downed trees covering the trail on the…

CDT Update: Grants, NN

We have hiked the 85 miles from Pie Town to Grants. About 70 miles of that was road walking (jeep, dirt, or paved). We have now hiked more than 400 miles since starting our hike one month ago today. The section did have several…

CDT Update: Pie Town

First of all, a big, big thank you to Shirley and Dennis who gave us a 28-mile ride into Reserve from the trail crossing 4 days ago. These trail angels actually gave rides to 7 hikers that day and were staying at an RV…

CDT Update: Gila River Alternate

After departing Silver City we took the Gila River alternate. The alternate is not actually on the official Continental Divide Trail but the hike is so awesome that about 90% of CDT hikers choose it over the official trail. We did not have cell…

CDT Update: Day 9 -12

Shortly after passing the 100 mile mark the Continental Divide Trail changes. The trail has climbed to over 6,000 feet. The terrain is no longer desert but now more of a juniper forests. Instead of cross country routes we now have actual trail. Very…