On The Trail, Two Years Ago…

701.5 / 2513.7 miles 27.9% Boss Lake Parking / The Butterfly House
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:29 pm
Location: Boss Lake Parking / The Butterfly House (701.5 miles)

Quite unexpectedly, I got to slackpack today, and stay at a hostel, and reunite with three friends I hadn’t seen since New Mexico.

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View West from Mount Elbert
Saturday, October 28, 2023 3:00 pm

Compared to most other long-distance trails, the Continental Divide Trail is very much a choose-your-own-adventure trail. With numerous alternate routes available, it is quite likely that many hikers have traced unique routes on their journal along the CDT.

On my CDT hike, I took 38 alternate routes, 605 miles in total, which collectively bypassed 1067.5 miles of official trail and reduced the length of the trail by 462.5 miles. Here, I’ll discuss some of the more interesting alternates I took.

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Thursday, October 26, 2023 1:00 pm

Take a thru-hike, and add in a few spreadsheets, and you get statistics. Lots of statistics.

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New Mexico: Flat With Occasional Mountains
Thursday, October 12, 2023 1:00 pm

The unofficial motto of the Continental Divide Trail is “Embrace the Brutality”. My first long-distance hike was the Appalachian Trail, which is brutal in its own way, so I was resistant to viewing the CDT in those terms. The AT is a physically very challenging trail, and has more elevation gain than the CDT in fewer miles, so just how brutal could the CDT be?

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The Road Out of Lordsburg
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 12:00 pm

I knew going in that the Continental Divide Trail has a lot of road walks. And after fairly lengthy road walks on the Tuscarora Trail and the Canary Islands, I thought I was prepared. I wasn’t.

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