CDT Update: Chama, NM

We have now completed the entire state of New Mexico on the Continental Divide Trail. After leaving Cuba, NM the trail climbed in elevation and changes from desert to alpine forest and mountains. Much of the trail is above 10,000 feet and often closer to 11,000 feet. Our week hiking was made a little moreContinue reading “CDT Update: Chama, NM”

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 north face, resulting in our first postholings of our hike. FortunatelyContinue reading “CDT Update: Cuba, NM”

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 service during this section, so here is a condensed update ofContinue reading “CDT Update: Gila River Alternate”

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 pleasant and beautiful walking. Over the next two days of hikingContinue reading “CDT Update: Day 9 -12”