July 17 – CDT East Centennial Ridge to Little Table Mountain
The trail feels remote and high, but I encounter a local with his kids, who provokes some thoughts on grizzlies. A descent causes some worrisome foot pain before the entries suddenly stop, as if I had dropped my recorder in a creek.
July 16 – CDT Mile Creek to East Centennial Ridge
I encounter hawks, elk, cattle, and Ann! The trail takes a different route than I expect, then takes me high.
July 15 – CDT Targhee Pass to Mile Creek
I get some time in high on the continental divide, encounter a pair of grouse, solve terrain puzzles, and reach my first rendezvous point at Mile creek.
July 14 – CDT Fish Creek Road to Targhee Pass
I leave Ann for the trail and get straight into water issues while I think about my hopes for the hike.
Poem from the Trail
I can resonate with this little ditty from Sidewinder: one lone hiker here I be all by myself on the CDT my friends are all ahead by a half day I must getting closer or so other people say dreamt the past 2 nights of playing in the water think Iâ€™d go crazy if it […]
Ann reminded me that this week a year passed since we set off from the Mexico border to hike the Continental Divide Trail. I feel a little guilty that the day slipped by without snapping me out of my busy work week to recognize it. It’s still very emotional thinking back to that first day […]
To my amazement, Jonathan Ley continues to produce a revision of his Continental Divide Trail Maps every year. For this set he sifted through hundreds of our scribbled-on maps and incorporated our more useful notes. I’d love to see these available as an online resource someday (currently he offers them on CD only).
When we started our honeymoon on the continental divide, and with it this topic on my web log, I never imagined how large an impact the log would have on our experience. Mostly I saw it as a way to record the experience and keep our friends and family up to date. As it turned […]
Day 143, Last Day
Little Divide Lake to Scab Creek Trailhead 5 mi :: Sunny and warm Reluctantly we bid goodbye to the Wind River Range. This will probably be our last day of backpacking on the trip. I think it marks the end of our honeymoon on the continental divide as well. We still plan to spend a […]
Sunrise Lake to Little Divide Lake 8 mi :: Sunny and warm Again the morning is clear, but today we have to start our exit because Ann and I are low on food. My dad has plenty, even with his abundant generosity in sharing all his goodies with us. He has reminded us that a […]