Friday, March 28, 2014

Continental Divide Trail: Stay Tuned!

The Continental Divide Trail is a national scenic trail stretching from the Mexican border in New Mexico to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.  At over 3,000 miles, it is the longest of the three national scenic trails that comprise the Triple Crown of hiking: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Appalachian Trail.  It is also the wildest, less traveled and more remote, with some sections of the trail still unfinished.

Even before we finished hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2012, Sierra decided she wanted to complete the Triple Crown someday.  We experienced a small piece of the Continental Divide Trail ("CDT") while hiking the 485 mile Colorado last summer, and have decided to tackle a longer stretch of the CDT this summer.  We're still finalizing our plans, but as of right now we are planning to start hiking north from Wolf Creek Pass near Pagosa Springs, Colorado in early June.  Stay tuned!