Map of events
Joe’s Diner Logo

Home » Adventures » CDT » Journal

CDT Trail Journal

I kept a journal throughout my hike, and posted a trip report here. Sometimes it contains a semi-coherent story. At other points there are just random, one time observations of what occurred throughout the day.

Nothing earth shattering is inside this journal. It merely recounts the daily life of one individual who happened to be hiking the CDT south in 2012. You will not find the meaning of life or God by hiking through the woods anyway. God is found in the Bible and church Sunday morning. The meaning of life can be found there too, along with family.

If you are having trouble falling asleep though, this might be a worthwhile read.

Glacier National ParkCanadian border to East GlacierJune 15 – 19
The BobEast Glacier to Benchmark Wilderness RanchJune 20 – 25
Scapegoat WildernessBenchmark Wilderness Ranch to MacDonald Pass (Elliston)June 26 – July 1
Anaconda-Pintler WildernessMacDonald Pass (Elliston) to Chief Joseph Pass (Darby)July 2 – 10
Salmon National ForestChief Joseph Pass (Darby) to Bannock Pass (Leadore)July 11 – 17
Beaverhead National ForestBannock Pass (Leadore) to I-15 (Lima)July 18 – 24
Targhee National ForestI-15 (Lima) to Macks InnJuly 25 – 28
Yellowstone National ParkMacks Inn to Togwotee Pass (Dubois)July 29 – Aug 3
The WindsTogwotee Pass (Dubois) to South Pass CityAug 4 – 11
The Great BasinSouth Pass City to RawlinsAug 12 – 16
Medicine Bow National ForestRawlins to Battle Pass (Encampment)Aug 17 – 19
Routt National ForestBattle Pass (Encampment) to Muddy Pass (Steamboat Springs)Aug 20 – 23
Arapaho National ForestMuddy Pass (Steamboat Springs) to Grand Lake (Rocky Mountain National Park)Aug 24 – 29
Arapaho National ForestGrand Lake (Rocky Mountain National Park) to BreckenridgeAug 30 – Sept 4
San Isabel National ForestBreckenridge to Monarch Pass (Salida)Sept 5 – 11
Gunnison National ForestMonarch Pass (Salida) to Spring Creek Pass (Lake City)Sept 12 – 15
San Juan MountainsSpring Creek Pass (Lake City) to Cumbres Pass (Chama)Sept 16 – 24
New Mexico
Carson National ForestCumbres Pass (Chama) to Ghost RanchSept 25 – 29
Santa Fe National ForestGhost Ranch to CubaSept 30 – Oct 3
Cibola National ForestCuba to GrantsOct 4 – 7
El MalpaisGrants to Pie TownOct 8 – 12
Gila National ForestPie Town to LordsburgOct 13 – 25
Big Hatchet MountainLordsburg to Mexican borderOct 26 – 31