690.8 / 2859.8 miles 24.2% Monarch Pass / Salida / The Salida Hostel

Daily posts will be running on a delay due to lack of consistent internet access on the trail.

A Sea of Saguaro
Friday, April 22, 2022 10:02 pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona

The first of two full days in Tucson, Arizona, today I visited Saguaro National Park and completed what I hope to be my last pre-hike chores.

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A Flowering Cactus
Thursday, April 21, 2022 10:26 pm
Location: Tucson, Arizona

Today began my journey to the Continental Divide Trail. I flew from Maryland to Tucson, Arizona, and I’ll be spending the next couple of days here to attempt to acclimatize to the dry, hot desert conditions that are a feature of the region.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:46 pm

The past few days have been a flurry of activity as I made the final preparations for the Continental Divide Trail.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:55 pm

I’ve generally had a pretty good run of luck with my hiking gear. Since I feel the Pacific Crest Trail is a reasonable model for the CDT, there’s only a few things of significance changing in my gear between the PCT and CDT.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 5:54 pm

Since no thru-hike is complete without a gear list, this is the list of gear I’m taking with me on the Continental Divide trail. This is largely a minor evolution of my gear from my Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikes. I’ve also written on the details of what gear changed, and why.

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