CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL
For about 550 miles, the CDT takes the hiker through Yellowstone (with an alternate over the Teton Crest) through the mighty Wind River Range and across the Great Basin.
The final day takes us over Texas Pass into the astounding Cirque of the Towers.
It’s a big pass with big talus in wild wind to a magical camp behind the towers.
Bog, rock ramps, gullies, talus and bushwhacking take us over one of the most stunning passes yet.
It’s a long day beginning with pouring rain, then passes, including Hay, and lakes in forest and above treeline.
The hardest day yet across Knifepoint Glacier, up Alpine Pass and Class 3 scrambling to a magical camp spot.
It’s big climbs over Knapsack Col into stunning Titcomb Basin then up towards Indian Pass.
It’s beautiful walking along azure lakes under the gaze of the Square Top, then 2,400 feet up Cube Pass.
A creature walking past my tent wakes me up before I head to Ski Lake and back to civilization.
Thunder brings Blissful down from scrambling then tachycardia brings her down from a high alpine lake.
Sheep Steps leads to the “cobble stones” of Death Canyon Shelf and scrambling up Spearhead Peak.
Switchbacks over Hurricane Pass take Blissful into the magical polished granite of Alaska Basin.
The trail traces Cascade Canyon to Avalanche Divide where an off-trail scramble takes me to a remote lake.
The Divide is short but steep to Lake Solitude where I nab the best site with its own resident moose.
Feeling strong with a mostly “all-clear” from my cardiologist, I begin hiking the Teton Crest Trail.