After two years of delay, I will soon be starting the Continental Divide Trail, my third epic-length hike.
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When I delayed my planned thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail last April due to COVID-19, I was cautiously optimistic that, by April of this year, the virus would have been well under control, things would mostly be “back to normal”, and I’d be on trail. That didn’t really happen.
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Sadly, it’s time to make official what I’ve known for the last few weeks: I won’t be hiking the Continental Divide Trail this year.
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As much as we call a thru-hike a walk in the wilderness, that wilderness requires a surprising amount of civilization to properly function.
And of all the things that I thought might significantly affect a thru-hike, it never occurred to me that I would be impacted by a plague.
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One of the attractions of the Continental Divide Trail to me is the variety of new challenges the CDT brings. The most significant of which is the “choose your own adventure” aspect of the trail.
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