Category Archives: Continental Divide Trail

Continental Divide Trail Society


The Society is a grassroots organization, with about 250 members in nearly every State and several foreign countries. An advocate and resource for the hikers of today and tomorrow, we are funded entirely by membership support and sales of books and maps.

Continental Divide Trail Society – Home.



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Our Reliance on Technology Makes the Backcountry More Dangerous | Outside Online

Our Reliance on Technology Makes the Backcountry More Dangerous

GPS trackers and cell phones give us a false sense of security in the wilderness. And with more thru-hikers than ever set to take on the Appalachian Trail this year, we should be on alert.

Source: Our Reliance on Technology Makes the Backcountry More Dangerous | Outside Online



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Zero Day Resupply

Giving thru-hikers a better way to resupply, by providing a smart and convenient method for obtaining a variety of quality goods.

Source: ZDR :: Welcome

I endeavor to help those interested in thru-hiking accomplish their goals by providing them with both savings and ease of resupply. In my travels I have found that dealing with the logistics of long distance detracts from an otherwise carefree and joyful adventure. Worrying about finding what you will need in small town stores or whether you will find a store at all can be frustrating. I have lived off overpriced gas station food before. I would prefer not to again.



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HikerBot – Android Apps on Google Play

I just found out about this app like a day ago. Never used it but have heard some great things about it on facebook It looked like to me that this app is like Guthooks but free. Please let me know how it works for you. I can’t wait for the iphone version to come out!

Source: HikerBot – Android Apps on Google Play

HikerBot is a crowd-sourced guidebook and navigation app for long-distance hikers that fully works even in airplane mode.
Why HikerBot?
A variety of trail data sources exists whether in paper form or on-line. However, trail data ages quickly and becomes obsolete. HikerBot is designed to be the most up-to-date data source – since anyone can submit new data and make edits, right from the trail! These updates are propagated to other users immediately (when there is cell or wifi signal), or queued until a connection is available. Latest reports on water sources, snow conditions, restaurant reviews, photos, anything you’d want to know from hikers ahead … are all automatically synced to your phone.
What can you do with HikerBot?
– Download high-resolution USGS topo maps.
– Latest GPS trail tracks and waypoints are synced automatically.
– Navigate using a moving map.
– You can update waypoint names, coordinates, descriptions, add photos and field reports, all in airplane mode.
– You can rate photos and comments – highest rated content automatically surfaces to the top.
– If you choose, automatically share your location with other hikers (once an hour to once a day), with an optional time delay (an hour to one day) and random position error (up to a mile). Let others follow your hike but keep your privacy on the trail!
– See a real-time feed of all activity in the app

The following trails are supported: Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Appalachian Trail (AT), Continental Divide Trail (CDT), John Muir Trail (JMT), Sierra High Route (SHR), Wonderland Trail (WT), Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR), Continental Divide Singletrack Trail (CDST).



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Yogi’s Books, Colorado Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail

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Yogi’s Books.

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CDT Hiker Hoopla September 20th, 2013 | Montana Wilderness Association

Green Flash, Breeze, Pappa Smurf, Muleskinner, Jester and Tickled Pink

This is not a list of the latest pop singer monikers in the tween world, but rather names for a different kind of celebrity. Celebrities in the trail community.

These are all thru-hikers that have journeyed the 3,100 miles on the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada this summer. These folks, and other hikers from around the country, are finishing up their epic trek in Montana right now and we’re going to throw them a party! Join us.

What’s a thru-hiker? Well, the term refers to hiking a long-distance trail end-to-end. Most CDT thru-hikers begin in New Mexico, walk through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and then end in Montana at the Canadian border. No matter how you do it, the CDT is said to be one of the last, more rugged and more challenging trails that long distance hikers take on.

CDT Hiker Hoopla Celebration Details

The Montana Wilderness Association invites thru-hikers, CDT Montana volunteers and other interested outdoor friends to join us on Sept. 20th to celebrate the Continental Divide Trail. Along with our generous host the Summit Mountain Lodge, MWA is inviting you to a BBQ on the Divide complete with live music from 21st Amendment (acoustic/bluegrass/rock). Click here for location in Google Maps.

Pitch your tent on site—no charge—have a beer, shake a tail feather, listen to live music and enjoy some delicious food. Raffle tickets will be sold for great outdoor gear prizes so bring a few bucks. Donations are gladly accepted to help us off set the cost of the event and to support CDT trail work (please and thank you). 

  • 5pm – Doors open
  • 6pm – Welcome & Thank Yous
  • 6:30/7pm – Dinner
  • After Dinner – Raffle Drawing (bring a few bucks to buy tickets)
  • 8-10pm – Music & Dancing
  • 11pm – Shhhhh… or go be loud away from sleeping people in tents

Other stuff we should mention: No dogs please. No drugs whatsoever. Smoking (tobacco only) permitted in designated areas only near lodge. Private cabins are available for rent with shower/bathroom. No public showers, but portable toilets available. Food storage in bear country observed; food must be in secure, closed vehicle or stashed in the lodge. Do not keep food in tents. Please do not cook in sleeping/tent areas. Respect your neighbors if you want to stay up late-night please.

CDT Hiker Hoopla September 20th, 2013 | Montana Wilderness Association.

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Lint Hikes | All things Lint

When not riding bikes and burning wooden pallets down by the river, Lint spends his time on the long distance trails in North America. His life revolves around long distance backpacking, or ‘thru’ hikes as they are known. More …

Lint Hikes | All things Lint.


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Top 10 Longest Hiking Trails in the World

When people talk about the longest hikes in the world, they often think of the Appalachian Trail (AT).

Why wouldn’t they? It’s an American classic. But it’s not the only long one out there.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest hiking trail in the world is the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on the West Coast of the United States. However, that title is only temporary as the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) will take the record once the trail is completed. I’m not entirely sure how they judge which trail is the longest for that record because the American Discovery Trail is longer. My guess is it’s because the ADT combines with paved roads from time to time.

This list of long-distance hiking trails does not include trails in the US. Please see the link below if you want to read about those.

More Via: Top 10 Longest Hiking Trails in the World.


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Triple Crown of Hiking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


PCT at Hwy 79 Warner Hotsprings

The Triple Crown of Hiking informally refers to the three major U.S. long distance hiking trails:

The total length of the three trails is about 7,900 miles (12,700 km); vertical gain is more than 1,000,000 feet (300,000 m) (190 miles). A total of 22 states are visited if the three trails are completed[4] The American Long Distance Hiking Association – West (ALDA-WEST) is the only organization that recognizes this hiking feat. At the ALDHA-West Gathering, held each fall, the Triple Crown honorees are recognized and awarded plaques noting their achievement. As of October 2011, 155 hikers have been designated Triple Crowners. [5]

 

via Triple Crown of Hiking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Continental Divide Trail – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Continental Divide Trail

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (in short Continental Divide Trail) is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada. It follows the Continental Divide of the Americas along the Rocky Mountains and traverses five U.S. states — Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. In Montana it crosses Triple Divide Peak which separates the Hudson Bay, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean drainages.

via Continental Divide Trail – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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