hiking the CDT

Tips for Thru Hiking the CDT

Hear are a list of Tips for Thru Hiking the CDT. I plan to keep this updated in future years as a resource to budding CDT hikers. NOBO vs SOBO vs FLIP (more…)...

CDT Day 163 Almost in Canada 

28th September 19.8 miles Many Glacier (2639) to Fifty Mountain camp (2658.8) For the first time in many days we set off with full bellies. Thanks to the nearby hikers who fed us the night before. It wasn't ...

CDT Day 162 A Perfect Day

27th September  15.5 miles Reynolds campground (2623.5) to Many Glacier (2639) It was warm last night. For the first time in many nights we were not wrapped up in sleeping bags like butterflies in cocoo...

CDT Day 161 Surprising a Grizzly Bear while hiking

26th September  13.9 miles Red Eagle Lake (2609.6) to Reynolds Campground (2623.5) The campsite last night was rather exposed to the wind leaving us both lacking in sleep. Lucky for us the trail was rat...

CDT Day 160 Triple Divide Pass

25th September  14.7 miles Morning Star Lake (2594.9) to Red Eagle Lake (2609.6) It was only about 6 miles to the top of a place known as Triple Divide Pass. The first 3 miles was either flat or downhil...

CDT Day 159 Dangerous Snow covered Trail

24th September  13.2 miles Two Medicine (2581.7) to Morning Star Lake (2594.9) Finally back on trail. Nothing like a few days of boredom and binge Game of Thones watching to crank up the enthusiasm for ...

CST Day 155-158 Waiting Out the Bad Weather 

20th-23rd September  0 miles East Glacier  Four days of waiting for the foul weather to pass. Rain, cold and wind. I would not like to be in the mountains now. Unfortunately Teflon decided to head ...

CDT Day 154 Still the wind is too strong 

18th - 19th September  6 miles  Two Medicine (2575.7) to Two Medicine (2581.7) Teflon, Bubbles and I hitch hiked from East Glacier to Two Medicine. The intention was to hike backwards to the point ...

CDT Day 151-153 Retreat from the mountains 

16th-18th September  16 miles East Glacier (2559.7) to East Glacier (2575.7) It was windy. I was blown off my feet. My hiking partners Teflon and Bubbles had been blown off their feet many times. The wi...