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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!

Better Watch What You Say!

April and I have joked along the way that we also need to be very careful with our words when we’re hiking. The CDT does not like to be taunted. Nor does it like us to get too full of ourselves.

Do We Have to Leave Helena?

In a few minutes we’re taking the van down to the bakery so April can check out the production there and we’ll be helping Renee with some deliveries around town. We both really loved Helena. It’s a great town and we can’t wait to come back. We never expected to be here for more than buying groceries and now we’ve made some good friends over three days. Part of the journey I guess.