CDT Day 90 (Montana) - Hikin' Most Our Days in Pintlers' Paradise": The Anaconda-Pintker Wilderness has been superb and today really got us feeling it. Pintler Pass, Johnson Lake, Rainbow Pass, and Rainbow Lake we're top notch.
CDT Day 89 (Montana) - "Frosty Morn, Gentle Day, Moody Late": That pretty much sums it up. Also had a good amount of burned stuff and started to get up high views again. Very tired by the end of it.
CDT Day 88 (Montana) - Let it Be Leaving Darby": Such a great experience getting to stay at Wardrobe's place. Rejuvenated, we slowly made our way back towards trail after visiting Montana Cafe another time of course. And... We're leaving Idaho behind!
CDT Day 87 (Montana) - "Delightful Darby and Wonderful Wardrobe": A morning walk to the highway, hitch into town, a massive grilled cheese cheeseburger, abundant resupply, and hanging with Wardrobe and crew. Amazing!
CDT Day 86 (Montanaho) - "From Lush to Burned": Quite the eventful day. Awesome morning trek high on exposed ridges, lush green creek valleys, encounters with locals, hikers, trail crews, and wildlife, and a beautiful oasis tent site in the burn.
CDT Day 85 (Montanaho) - "Marmot, Chipmunk, and Smoke Passes": Another smokey day from the Moose Fire, some Stevie ponderings, and another day full of mountain scenery.
CDT Day 84 (Montanaho) - "Escape From the Haze": Some amazing up high views today most of which had a two get of smokey haze effecting them. Beyonce came to the rescue during some climbs, and we pushed to Miners Creek. Tough day.
CDT Day 83 (Montanaho) - "A Day of Two Halves": This morning was great. Pretty nice terrain, felt good, and we had some nice conversations as we walked. After lunch, got stomach pains again and terrain got tough. Still, ended with some high up views!
CDT Days 81-82 (Montanaho) - "Lovely Leadore and Beyond": After an absolutely wonderful stay in tiny Leadore, we continued trekking along the Idaho/Montana border. The moose Fire smoke got us pretty good and wasn't feeling well, but onward we went.
CDT Days 77-80 (Montanaho) - "Off the Grid": Due to some battery issues, I combined these limited posts into one. This was a tough section for sure, but we reunited and are moving on.
CDT Day 76 (Montanaho) - "Two States for the Price of One": Some more border hiking getting all the way to Interstate 15 and access to Lima. Passed on and went up the dirt road and then up into the grassy mega mountains.
CDT Day 75 (Montanaho) - 'Not My Day ": A rough day of hiking out me in a bad mood today. Struggled on and made some big miles still, but hoping for a better day tomorrow.
CDT Day 74 (Montanaho) - "Where the Green Grass Grows": Em route to my trekdown to the highway, saw a Bullwinkle Moose and had nice smooth two track. Then up and up and up.
CDT Day 73 (Montanaho) - "Beauty Border, Eh?": Pretty top notch day making it up to Targhee Pass. The views were incredible and I truly enjoyed the day having fun taking lots of pictures and videos. Woohoo!
CDT Day 72 (Montanaho) - "The West Yellowstone In & Out": Started the day climbeding up to some marvelous Montana Meadows. Headed in to resupply in West Yellowstone, got back to trail, and set myself up to start a big 195 mile stretch of trail!
CDT Day 71 (Montanwyomaho) - "2,000, Divergence, and the Three State Day": Sort of felt like big changes today. New state(s), no mosquitos, and I started a solo adventure. Where shall my path lead from here?
CDT Day 70 (Wyoming) - "What's the Story Morning Glory?": A pretty awesome day 70 on the good old CDT. There was something about today, we felt relaxed, took our time, and really enjoyed our last full day in Yellowstone.
CDT Day 69 (Wyoming) - "Yellowstone (Bogs, Geysers and O.F.)": we had a half days hiking to get to our destination of Old Faithful Village. On the way, we had fun times getting to see some of the crazy things this park has to showcase.
CDT Day 68 (Wyoming) - "Yellowstone (The Heart and Forest to Shoshone": Marathon day on the CDT. Wowsers folks, what a day. Geothermal pools, lakes, a swim, mosquitos, maybe a bear, crushing miles, beautiful lakeside camping.
CDT Day 67 (Wyoming) - "Yellowstone (The Car Wash, Snake, and Heart": We made it to Yellowstone today and we greeted by the wondrous Snake River Valley. Capped things off with the Heart River and a side hike to our permit camp site near Outlet Creek.
CDT Day 66 (Wyoming) - "Two Oceans and Bear Singing": A pretty awesome day of hiking that included a visit to the parting of the ways (drainages to two different oceans), climbs up 3 humps to 10,000 ft, and overall just wonderful scenery.
CDT Day 65 (Wyoming) - "A Bear, S. Buffalo, and Finding Finder": In today's episode of hiking the CDT with Stevie we have a convo about bears, cross a couple rivers that we'd feared, find a thru-er from my New Mexico days, and hike in the burn.
CDT Day 64 (Wyoming) - "Hurdles In (and Out)!of Dubois": Lots to take care of in the lovely small town of Dubois. We were not afraid and our team came together to get it done and get back on trail. All seemed well until the clouds grew darker and darker.
CDT Day 63 (Wyoming) - "The Breakfast Change-Up": With about 17 mikea between us and town, we decided to push for it. Got in to town and were welcomed in by the local churches. Such amazing folks we meet on these trails!
CDT Day 62 (Wyoming) - "Openness, Meadows, and Such": Today's post brings forth some lovely scenes of meadow cruising and a bit of two track walking up high looking out far and wide.
CDT Day 61 (Wyoming) - "Green Goodness and Gunsight": We had a pleasant morning cruising along the lakes and the Green River. Beautiful! And seem to be at a transition from rocky jagged peaks to more greenery and forest and meadows.
CDT Day 60 (Wyoming) - "Snow, a Cube, and the Green": Another incredible day on the CDT. We had a slow hike up some snow in the morning, I went on a solo expedition, and we made our way down to the supremely picturesque Green River.
CDT Day 59 (Wyoming) - "Right Back In It": A slog of a day getting back on trail after our lovely stay in Pinedale. Cruising along Lower Jean Lake into our stunning camp is a memory that's going to stick with me!
CDT Day 58 (Wyoming) - "Zero in Pinedale": Hanging in town, meeting new folks, eating good food, resupplying. It was a great time in Pinedale!
CDT Day 57 (Wyoming) - "Beautiful Things En Route to Pinedale": Absolutely gorgeous couple miles of the CDT before turning off to hike 11 miles towards a trailhead and into town. Trail angels to the rescue and ice cream treats.
CDT Day 56 (Wyoming) - "Malicious Murderous Mosquitos and a Hat": athe winds journey continues getting over Hat Pass and the rollercoaster up and downs that follow. Mosquitos bad... Stevie, Cheer, and Snickers angry at them
CDT Day 55 (Wyoming) - "Banking Some Miles": The team opted to hike off the alternate back to the CDT. It's was another day full of wonderful walking. Lakes, streams, meadows, snowy mountains surrounding... we got it all.
CDT Day 54 (Wyoming) - "Breathless in Many Ways": All photos post! What an incredible day. We were all left simple stunned by the swings and their majesty. Will be coming back here.
CDT Day 53 (Wyoming) - "I Chose This": horrible mosquitos, trail going straight up the mountain, no trail at all and a completely downed forest jungle to climb through, but also stunningly rigged mountains and alpine lakes and streams.
CDT Day 52 (Wyoming) - "Approach to the Winds": Made our way back to the trail and got cruising. It was sort of a continuation of the transition between the basin and the mountains today, but we did get above 9,000 feet for a change.
CDT Day 50-51 (Wyoming) - "Rest, Recharge, and Regroup in Lander": Two days resting up and getting ready for the next stretch. Next up, the Winds!
CDT Day 49 (Wyoming) - "Mosquitos and South Pass City": Our last full day in the basin brought it's own set of new challenges. Tired and ready for town, we made our way to the historical south pass city and of course got some not historical soda and ice cream.
CDT Day 48 (Wyoming) - "Take Me To the River": Another interesting day in the basin. The memorable rain fly shade shelter experience occurred and we got to walk along the Oregon Trail. Shadowfax, greatest of horses, also showed up.
CDT Day 47 (Wyoming) - "Wildflowers, Watering Holes, and Warts": 800 miles of CDT! Quite the full day on trail to celebrate this milestone. Saw some flowers, some interesting animals, more basin-esque viewage, and good times with the team. We're doing it folks
CDT Day 46 (Wyoming) - "Wildlife and Bugs": More from the great divide basin... Antelope heards, jackrabbits, prairie rat dogs, elk, as well as cicadas and ticks. Who knew this area would offer so much.
CDT Day 45 (Wyoming) - "Dodging Deluges on Double Track": On our second day hiking together, we enjoyed expansive views, wildlife sightings, and nice cruisy walking. Rain tried to get us, be we used the 5 D's of dodgeball... dodge, dip, duck, dive, and dodge!
CDT Day 44 (Wyoming) - "Wyoming Walkers Unite": Well, I'm back at it and hiking on the CDT again. This time, I've teamed up with Cheer and Snickers of my PCT "Tramily" and together we started our journey through the Great Divide Basin. Woohoo!
CDT 2022 - "The Way Back": After a month or so off trail, I finally have found my way back to the CDT. Meeting up with friends, Cheer and a Snickers, the three of us schemed for what's ahead as we rested up in Rawlins. Here we go again!
CDT 2022 - "What's Going On?": Just a little update on where things are and my plans for returning to the CDT after I made the call to withdraw from Southern Colorado's snowy mountains a few weeks ago.
PCT Bonus Post (Mt. Whitney Reunion Pt. 2) - "It's Whitney, B***h": 22 total miles, 11 up, 11 down, 6,000 feet up, 6,000 feet down. Cold, snow... No big deal, right!?
PCT Bonus Post (Mt. Whitney Reunion Pt. 1) - "The Van, the Plan, All Before We Began": In Fall 2022, Cheer, Calzone, and I make a plan to summit Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous United States at an elevation of 14,505 feet... the cherry on top for our PCT thru-hike.
CDT Day 43 (Colorado) - "Not So Content in Chama": Big changes in my CDT adventure. In this post I dig into some of my plans going forward and my feelings as to what brought these changes about. San Juan Mountains... I'll be back.
CDT Day 42 (Colorado) - "Retreat From the San Juans": After a Windy and snowy night, I was a bit rattler and made the call to exit from the mountains. It was a long trek out and wore me down. Was hoping for a ride back to town, but things just weren't going my way...
CDT Day 41 (Colorado) - "What It's Like Up There": My first full day hiking on the Colorado CDT section was full of beautiful views, tough hiking, and wide open spaces. It was a pretty awesome day, but by lunch I was spent. High elevation is tough stuff!
CDT Day 40 (Colorado) - "Welcome to Colorful Colorado": After taking my time getting going in town, I started my road walk up to Cumbres Pass and back to the CDT. On the way I passed into Colorado and got my first few miles of the state!