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A 7 day trek through Glacier National Park Day 3 (MAN-REY)

The thought was to get up early, as we had Piegan Pass, which meant over 2400 ft to  climb before making it to the day’s destination, Reynolds campsites, a mere 15.2 miles away. We were up early, but so was … Continue reading

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A 7 day trek through Glacier National Park Day 2 (ELH-MAN)

If one wanted to truly slow walk through GNP with “minimal” miles, it can be done. In fact, if we were smarter, and had money to burn, we could have packed for two days and resupplied in Many Glacier (Swiftwater … Continue reading

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Let the Trek begin!

Starting in Glacier National Park at the Canadian border on the 110 mile segment of the CDT seems like cheating  a bit. You have “short” miles and magnificent views. You can’t help but say and point, “Oh my gosh, look … Continue reading

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CDT LASH – Highlights

FEB 17, 2021 : DEE – ONESPEEDCONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL *This is from a post I wrote for The Trek on Feb 17th, 2021. I hope you enjoy it as it was a featured link on instagram @thetrek.co CDT LASH – Highlights … Continue reading

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CDT: Put a Fork in It

8/8: Leadore Idaho Pleasantly surprised, we scored a room at the Inn. Laundry and a shower were the first orders of business, as I smelled worse than usual. Once that was completed we toddled off to The Depot diner. Here … Continue reading

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CDT: Bannock Pass

8/5: 15.8 miles (2217.1 – 2232.9) When I awoke it was still raining. The sun had yet to rise and I felt like a new person. Throughout the night I had sipped on electrolyte infused water without expulsion. Things were … Continue reading

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CDT: The Day the Took Forever

8/4: 6.6 miles (2210.5 – 2217.1) Morning found the moon still high in the sky. We had a leisurely breakfast with ERL and then departed in opposite directions, wishing each other well. Today’s path was pretty straight forward, and required … Continue reading

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CDT: A Most Brutiful Day

8/3: 15.4 miles (2195.1 – 2210.5) Last night we were serenaded by bugling elk and the crunching of hoof/footsteps near where we slept. In the morning, we awoke to rain pounding against our tent’s fly. Either way, we had two … Continue reading

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CDT: Land of Elk, and well…Elk

8/2 – 16.1 miles (2179.0 – 2195.1) Due to the previous night’s “block party”, we ended up sleeping in just a bit. We originally wanted to get an early start, due to the necessary climb up out of Deadman Lake, … Continue reading

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CDT: Up Sheep Creek

8/01: 17 miles (Lima – 2179) Rather than have a 7 day food carry with a 15 mile water carry to start out with from Lima, we took Mike’s advice (Mountain View Motel) and began our section to Leadore via … Continue reading

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