Pretty Cows

Anaconda to Helena

These three days of hiking lacked beauty compared to the previous stretches in Montana, but we are not complaining. We have noticed that on the CDT there is a positive relationship between natural beauty and the difficulty of hiking. The more beautiful the scenery, the more we encounter high grade climbs, rocky tread, and unpredictable weather.  …

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Darby to Anaconda

M:. We caught a ride out of Darby with the man next to us at the library computers. He’s also a backpacker …

Perfect trail conditions.

Leadore to Darby

We dreaded leaving Leadore. It was not because there was more to Leadore or because of the town’s amenities; it was because of …

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36 Hours in Leadore, Idaho

We decided last minute to zero in Leadore (pronounced like pencil and then iron), because of the storms brewing and the cooked …

Beautiful sunset after some rain storms

Lima to Leadore

I am writing this post from route 29 on the border of Idaho and Montana. It is a dirt road surrounded by …

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Old Faithful to Lima

On departing Yellowstone, and Wyoming, the CDT meanders around the Idaho and Montana border. Trees overwhelm the landscape on both sides. A …

One of the many sulphur pools

Togwotee to Old Faithful

Our GPS tracks were wrong leaving Togwotee Lodge, and we ended up bush whacking over downed trees and through tall bushes for …

Approaching Knapsack Col

Pinedale to Togwotee

The rain has arrived. For four days, we’ve walked through steady showers, torrential downfall, lightning, and one long muddy slide, also known as …

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Lander to Pinedale

The Wind Rivers stretch began with an simple act of kindness. For almost an hour, we stood at the edge of Lander, …

The world's best water!

Rawlins to Lander

Our hike through Wyoming’s Great Basin began with a late night escape from Rawlin’s intoxicating grasp on our stomach’s. After grocery shopping and …