3 years travel

3 Years Traveling

3 Years Traveling Today marks the end of  3 years traveling and the start of my 4th year on the road. What started as a one year sabbatical from my job as a Police Officer to cycle and hike around Tasmania and...

CDT Gear Review

CDT Gear Review A complete CDT gear review for my 2016 Thru Hike of the Continental Divide Trail. My base weight was around 6kg (13lb), but this depended on where I was hiking. When hiking in the snows of Co...

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 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...

CDT Day 150 To East Glacier

14th September  17.5 miles Bushcamp (2542.2) to East Glacier (2559.7) The hike to East glacier was fairly easy and the miles went quick. The trail spent most of its time hiding in the thick growth of bu...

CDT Day 148 A cold day hiking in the snow and mud

12th September  24.7 miles Clack creek (2491) to Elbow Creek (2515.7) It was brutally cold. I was unable to sleep. My sleeping bag is rated to 15F (-10C) and it barely kept me warm. There was a layer of...