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.