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

Trail Journal Chapters

  1. More Mountains Are Calling… (2/8/2020 - 4/20/2022)
  2. En Route to the Trail (4/21/2022 - 4/25/2022)
  3. New Mexico (4/25/2022 - 5/20/2022)
  4. Fire & Snow Delay (5/21/2022 - 5/27/2022)
  5. Colorado (5/28/2022 - 6/20/2022)

More Mountains Are Calling…
February 8, 2020 - April 20, 2022

  1. Why The Continental Divide Trail?
    2/8/2020 5:58 pm
  2. Picking a Direction of Travel
    2/16/2020 9:11 pm
  3. Alternates and Route Planning
    2/23/2020 6:58 pm
  4. Selecting a Start Date and Getting to the Trail
    3/1/2020 9:05 pm
  5. New Challenges on the CDT
    3/9/2020 12:34 pm
  6. The Wilderness Requires a Surprising Amount of Civilization
    3/20/2020 7:16 pm
  7. Let’s Try This Again Next Year...
    4/3/2020 5:14 pm
  8. Another Year, Another Delay
    6/17/2021 2:01 pm
  9. After Two Years of Delay, I’m Finally Hiking the CDT
    4/19/2022 4:50 pm
  10. Gear on the Continental Divide Trail
    4/20/2022 5:54 pm
  11. Continental Divide Trail Gear Changes
    4/20/2022 5:55 pm
  12. Final Preparation and Planning
    4/20/2022 10:46 pm

En Route to the Trail
April 21, 2022 - April 25, 2022

  1. Travel to Tucson, Arizona
    Tucson, Arizona
    4/21/2022 10:26 pm
  2. Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain District
    Tucson, Arizona
    4/22/2022 10:02 pm
  3. Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District
    Tucson, Arizona
    4/23/2022 9:11 pm
  4. Travel to Lordsburg, NM
    Lordsburg, NM
    4/24/2022 10:18 pm
  5. Crazy Cook, Southern Terminus of the Continental Divide Trail
    4/25/2022 10:08 am

New Mexico
April 25, 2022 - May 20, 2022

  1. Day 1: Fewer Cactus Than Expected
    Sheridan Canyon Water Cache (14.2 miles)
    4/25/2022 10:30 pm
  2. Day 2: Off Trail For the First Time, and Probably Not the Last
    Campsite 31.6 (32.5 miles)
    4/26/2022 7:37 pm
  3. Day 3: A Suspiciously Snake-Like Branch
    Highway 113 Water Cache (58.0 miles)
    4/27/2022 9:02 pm
  4. Day 4: Choose Your Own Adventure Through The Cow Pastures
    Animas Road Water Cache (77.7 miles)
    4/28/2022 9:42 pm
  5. Day 5: Return to the First Trail Town
    Lordsburg, NM / EconoLodge (84.3 miles)
    4/29/2022 9:46 pm
  6. Day 6: I Can Still See Lordsburg From Here
    Campsite 103.1 (104.0 miles)
    4/30/2022 9:09 pm
  7. Day 7: A Beautiful Change of Scenery
    Campsite 120.9 (121.8 miles)
    5/1/2022 10:17 pm
  8. Day 8: Canyon of the Cows
    Campsite 143.0 (143.9 miles)
    5/2/2022 10:14 pm
  9. Day 9: The First Long Roadwalk
    Silver City / Triple Crown Hostel (158.7 miles)
    5/3/2022 10:35 pm
  10. Day 10: Zero in Silver City
    Silver City / Triple Crown Hostel (158.7 miles)
    5/4/2022 10:18 pm
  11. Day 11: The Alternate to the Alternate
    Gila River Alternate: Bear Creek (170.9 miles)
    5/5/2022 10:49 pm
  12. Day 12: Towards the Gila River
    Gila River Alternate: Sapillo Creek (188.1 miles)
    5/6/2022 10:11 pm
  13. Day 13: Into the Gila
    Gila River Alternate: Doc Campbell’s Post (205.4 miles)
    5/7/2022 9:03 pm
  14. Day 14: Who Needs Dry Feet, Anyways?
    Gila River Alternate: Campsite 55.1 (220.9 miles)
    5/8/2022 9:05 pm
  15. Day 15: Okay, Enough With The River Crossings Already
    Gila River Alternate: Campsite 73.9 (239.7 miles)
    5/9/2022 9:39 pm
  16. Day 16: In Search of Dry Feet
    Gila River Alternate: Cow Field 96.2 (262.0 miles)
    5/10/2022 8:55 pm
  17. Day 17: “Tricky Intersection, Follow Carefully”
    Govina Canyon Alternate: Campsite 3.0 (282.1 miles)
    5/11/2022 10:38 pm
  18. Day 18: The Goldfish Tank
    Pie Town Alternate: Valle Tio Vences Campground (302.8 miles)
    5/12/2022 10:03 pm
  19. Day 19: Lookout, There’s a Fire
    Pie Town Alternate: Davila Ranch CDT Rest Facility (318.9 miles)
    5/13/2022 9:44 pm
  20. Day 20: The Road to Pie
    Pie Town / Toaster House (333.5 miles)
    5/14/2022 11:04 pm
  21. Day 21: Zero in Pie Town
    Pie Town / Toaster House (333.5 miles)
    5/15/2022 10:10 pm
  22. Day 22: Are Those Clouds In The Sky?
    TLC Ranch (349.5 miles)
    5/16/2022 9:45 pm
  23. Day 23: Riverbeds Make Poor Trails
    Cebolla Alternate: Campsite 9.6 (371.0 miles)
    5/17/2022 10:11 pm
  24. Day 24: Choosing All The Wrong Rock Scrambles
    El Malpais Ranger Station (394.1 miles)
    5/18/2022 10:39 pm
  25. Day 25: A Roadwalk Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Grants / Days Inn (408.4 miles)
    5/19/2022 11:12 pm
  26. Day 26: Zero in Grants
    Grants / Lava Flow Hostel (410.3 miles)
    5/20/2022 8:42 pm

Fire & Snow Delay
May 21, 2022 - May 27, 2022

  1. Fire & Snow Delay: Day 1: Travel to Albuquerque
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    5/21/2022 5:25 pm
  2. Fire & Snow Delay: Day 2: Travel to Casa Bonita
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    5/22/2022 10:20 pm
  3. Fire & Snow Delay: Day 3: Snow Gear & Movies
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    5/23/2022 11:44 pm
  4. Fire & Snow Delay: Day 4: Petroglyphs
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    5/24/2022 11:16 pm
  5. Fire & Snow Delay: Day 5: Lazy Day
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    5/25/2022 9:31 pm
  6. Fire & Snow Delay: Day 6: Food Resupply
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    5/26/2022 10:44 pm
  7. Fire & Snow Delay: Day 7: Travel to Chama
    Chama / Rio Chama RV Park
    5/27/2022 11:08 pm

Colorado
May 28, 2022 - June 20, 2022

  1. Day 27: Discontinuity
    Campsite 789.1 (419.4 miles)
    5/28/2022 9:48 pm
  2. Day 28: Here Comes The Snow
    Campsite 803.1 (433.4 miles)
    5/29/2022 9:02 pm
  3. Day 29: This Is Not A Winter Wonderland
    North Fork Conejos River (445.3 miles)
    5/30/2022 9:45 pm
  4. Day 30: Involuntary Glissade
    Adams Fork Conejos River (450.3 miles)
    5/31/2022 8:52 pm
  5. Day 31: Silver Pass Demands … A Water Bottle?
    Silver Pass (468.8 miles)
    6/1/2022 8:29 pm
  6. Day 32: A Rats Nest of Blowdowns and Snow
    Wolf Creek Pass / Pagosa Springs (477.2 miles)
    6/2/2022 3:31 pm
  7. Day 33: Zero in Pagosa Springs
    Wolf Creek Pass / Pagosa Springs (477.2 miles)
    6/3/2022 11:44 pm
  8. Day 34: A Reflected Echo
    Spotted Lake (486.3 miles)
    6/4/2022 10:04 pm
  9. Day 35: Start of the Horseshoe
    Piedra Pass (498.2 miles)
    6/5/2022 8:18 pm
  10. Day 36: In the Shadow of the Knife Edge
    Cherokee Lake (511.4 miles)
    6/6/2022 8:52 pm
  11. Day 37: The Trail Is A Pit Filled With Rocks
    North Fork Los Pinos River (528.6 miles)
    6/7/2022 9:51 pm
  12. Day 38: A Window to Beauty
    Campsite 914.0 (544.3 miles)
    6/8/2022 9:40 pm
  13. Day 39: The First Hailstorm
    Stony Pass / Silverton / The Avon (558.7 miles)
    6/9/2022 6:54 pm
  14. Day 40: Zero in Silverton
    Stony Pass / Silverton / The Avon
    6/10/2022 11:51 pm
  15. Day 41: Second Zero in Silverton
    Stony Pass / Silverton / The Avon
    6/11/2022 11:47 pm
  16. Day 42: Even The Mightiest Rivers Start Small
    Cataract Lake (568.9 miles)
    6/12/2022 6:47 pm
  17. Day 43: A Short Detour to a Summit
    Campsite 959.0 (589.3 miles)
    6/13/2022 9:59 pm
  18. Day 44: A Short Day to Lake City
    Spring Creek Pass / Lake City / Ravens Rest Hostel (591.5 miles)
    6/14/2022 5:18 pm
  19. Day 45: Steep Climbs, Steep Descents
    Campsite 976.9 (607.2 miles)
    6/15/2022 8:53 pm
  20. Day 46: The First Fourteener
    Campsite 997.9 (628.2 miles)
    6/16/2022 10:09 pm
  21. Day 47: Return to the Cow Pastures
    Campsite 1019.2 (649.5 miles)
    6/17/2022 10:03 pm
  22. Day 48: A Day Without Snow
    Tank Seven Creek (669.1 miles)
    6/18/2022 8:21 pm
  23. Day 49: Headwaters Hill
    Shelter 1053.8 (684.1 miles)
    6/19/2022 7:58 pm
  24. Day 50: A Significant Lack of Butterflies
    Monarch Pass / Salida / The Salida Hostel (690.8 miles)
    6/20/2022 11:19 pm