CDT Thru Hike: Wind River Range

Hi everyone, since we’re a little behind on the updates we’re going to jump ahead a bit here and go straight to the Wind River Range. We have a lot to catch you up on, but of all the sections we could skim over this is not the one. This particular range, “the winds” asContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: Wind River Range”

CDT Thru Hike: Yellowstone National Park

A few weeks ago we celebrated two trail milestones, we reached Yellowstone National Park and while we were there we crossed the state line into Wyoming. We entered the park by way of a beautiful ridge trail. This trail was one of my favorites so far, and luckily for us we had great weather forContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: Yellowstone National Park”

CDT Thru Hike: Helena to Butte and the Big Sky Alternate

As mentioned in our last post, Helena was our first zero since getting on trail back in June. Normally the goal of a zero, aside from getting town chores done, is to stay off your feet and give your body a break. We didn’t really do that as much as we probably should have, butContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: Helena to Butte and the Big Sky Alternate”

CDT Thru Hike: Benchmark to Helena

One of our favorite sections of the trail so far was shortly after leaving the Bob. In this stretch the trail passes through the Scapegoat Wilderness, a beautiful area, but unfortunately for us it was also one of the smokiest due to the wildfires to the west. The day we were on the most incredibleContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: Benchmark to Helena”

CDT Thru Hike: Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex

The Bob Marshall Wilderness, aka “the Bob,” has something of a reputation for being a tough section of the CDT. It’s remote, it’s exposed, it’s notorious for blow downs, and it’s prime grizzly territory. For southbound hikers, the Bob is first section after exiting Glacier National Park, and the first real introduction to how wildContinue reading “CDT Thru Hike: Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex”