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Continental Divide Trail

Episode 5: Shin Splints

Shin splints can ruin a hike.  In this week’s episode, Dan talks about to prevent shin splints and, if experiencing symptoms of …

Montana CDT

Hiking Light

“In that dimming past when backpackers were so few they weren’t called that, or anything else, choosing equipment was simple. For the …


Until the time we take up our journey again, this will be the last entry from me.

Starting With C

Our highlight of this particular trail segment was a side trip to the 11,024 ft summit of Cottonwood Peak. We tramped through snow (built a snowman), slid down loose rocks, and took in a fantastic view from the top at lunch. It was a clear day and we could see all the way out to Wyoming’s Grand Tetons as well as much of the Salmon River Valley and westward mountains in Idaho. Check out the pictures section!