Thursday, September 11, 2008

opening



Next April my best friend and I are setting out on one of the greatest adventures,we will ever have. We are setting out to thru-hike the CDT trail. It will take us around 5 months, we hope to be able to take our time and do some side hikes to break up the daily grind.

Here is a bit about the CDT.

The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is a 3100 mile hike along the backbone of our great nation. The Rocky Mountains separate east from west, well in terms of watershed that is . All the water that runs down the east side of the divide goes to the Gulf or the Atlantic, and all that falls on the west side is sent to the pacific. These Mountains are where water our country needs to survive comes from.

So there is a bit about what this hike all is about: Water.

We will start down at the Mexican Boarder and walk our way to Canada, through; New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.

The trail will have an average altitude of approximately 10,000 feet, and a high of 14,000 feet.
This trail has not yet been established by the American government as a official trail. Which is what truly sets it apart from the other two massive hiking trails the AT and the PCT. There is no one trail map and there is no single defined trail.

What good be better...


so yeah that should do for a first post.
im going to talk a lot about gear, food, planning, mail drops, and anything else i can possibly think up that is of value to this trip including maybe a DIY carbon fiber banjo....









2 comments:

Dent Burntrap said...

Greetings!
Good luck with your planning. Maybe I'll see you out there. I'll be putting some initial plans and preps up on my blog as well... soonish. The anticipation/lack of patience is already killing.


www.dentburntrap.blogspot.com

CDHFH said...

I have a friend who's been trying to find a group to hike the CDT with. She's hiked the PCT already but hasn't done much planning for the CDT. If she could find people who have done the planning and would let her hike with them this year, she'd be thrilled. If you know of anyone she could get in touch with, please email me at rufimaniac@gmail.com