Continental Divide Thru-Hike – A Journey For The Kids

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West Glacier, MT to Waterton, Canada – September 8 to September 11, 2015 – WOW!

In the Tour de France, the last day is considered a parade route into Paris as a celebration to the end of a three-week 2,000 mile grueling bike race; considered by many to be the hardest sporting event in the…

Missoula to West Glacier – September 3 to September 6, 2015

Little did I know when I decided that I would mountain bike to West Glacier, instead of walking the highway due to wildfires, that I would lose the wilderness experience I had become so accustomed to. Instead, biking to West Glacier brought a…

Modern Day Lewis and Clark – August 30, 2015

First the record May snowfall in Colorado derailed all the CDT hikers and now the fire out west has closed much of the area north of Lincoln to Canada.  For those who have never lived in areas threatened by wildfires,…

Helena to Lincoln, MT – August 27 to August 29, 2015

When I got to MacDonald Pass where the CDT crosses the highway, I hitchhiked to Helena about 15 miles east of the trail.  I was hitching for almost an hour when a nice senior gentleman traveling in the opposite direction…

Anaconda to Helena, MT – August 24 to August 26, 2015

Anaconda to Helena was an 80 mile section of the CDT that I would complete in 3 days.  The area was picturesque but not as dramatic as the Pintler Mountains.   The elevation in the area was between 6,200 to 7,400…

Sula, MT to Anaconda, MT – August 19 to August 22, 2015

When I arrived in Sula, I got a surprise visit from Natalie who just got back from a backpacking trip herself in the Yukon area of Alaska.  She took me to dinner in Hamilton, MT not far from her home…

Leadore, ID to Sula, MT – Lewis and Clark – August 13 to August 18, 2015

The landscape of this area of the CDT was similar to the previous section, however, there were more trees giving me relief from the intense sun. I hiked to area called Lemhi Pass. This was the last water stop for…

Lima, MT to Leadore, ID – August 9 to August 12, 2015

Lima to Leadore was a hundred mile section that I completed in 4 days.  I love the adventure but I’m really looking forward to getting home and starting my retirement life with Karen.   As physically demanding as this adventure has…

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park to Lima, MT – August 4 to August 8, 2015

The Continental Divide Trail goes right through Old Faithful Village and past the Old Faithful Geyser.  The CDT heads toward West Yellowstone before it crosses the Idaho border.  Very few hikers travel this direction and I know why.  The area…

Where the Waters Divide – Dubois, WY to Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park (110 miles) – July 30 to August 3, 2015

Dubois, Wyoming is a small cowboy town caught between two of the wildest mountain ranges in the lower 48 states – the Wind River Range to the south, and the Absaroka Range to the north.  At one time, this town…

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