Hiking the Continental Divide Trail
A travel narrative that tells the story of the author’s 133-day solo hike along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), one that blends the scenic beauty of nature with that of emotional honesty. The route leaves the Mexico border and threads its way north through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. It walks through some of the most exceptional land of our country, and yet few wander its entirety. At twenty-seven and as a solo female, the author yearned to be one of those few. It’s a demanding trail, one marked by weather extremes like heavy snowpack, flooded rivers, and thirty-mile waterless gaps, as well as prolonged solitude and navigational challenges that require adept map and compass skills … or sheer luck.