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    Continental Divide Trail 2020

    Hey All - my wife and I will be headed out on the Continental Divide Trail next week.

    Our plan is to thru hike the CDT beginning in southern Montana walking north to Canada and then flipping back to the start point and walk south to the Mexico border. Should be roughly 5 months.

    This hike is special for us as it will complete our hikes of the Triple Crown Trails.

    Our original plans had us starting in April, but we held tight during the period when the states have been on lockdown.

    We will be keeping a daily journal with photos on our website:

    https://www.longdistancehiker.com/al...il-2020-posts/

    As with any trail where we feel there is a reasonable chance of hammock camping much of the trip, we will be hanging. Two friends that we met on the PCT in 2016 will also be hiking and hanging with us.

    We all use a simple system that We have used for several years to manage the odd night here and there where hangs are not to be found:

    https://www.longdistancehiker.com/ha...terrain-setup/

    I am really looking forward to being outside for this long chunk of time


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    Best of luck! I bookmarked your web site.
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    Good luck, glad things are opening up early enough to give the trail a go this season! Any changes to your gear due to COVID like bringing a mask for resupplies?


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    Awesome, glad to hear you’re making it out there. You helped me out a lot with your setup and packing suggestions so I’ll definitely be reading your journal.

    Best of luck!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adroa View Post
    Good luck, glad things are opening up early enough to give the trail a go this season! Any changes to your gear due to COVID like bringing a mask for resupplies?


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    Thanks - yeah, a couple small changes: masks, as well as more hand sanitizer than normal. Also, I don't know how much restaurant time we will get. I assume, not too much. We may do more on trail nearos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rhjanes View Post
    Best of luck! I bookmarked your web site.
    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TxAggie View Post
    Awesome, glad to hear you’re making it out there. You helped me out a lot with your setup and packing suggestions so I’ll definitely be reading your journal.

    Best of luck!


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    Thanks!


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    I also will be following you on the trail.

    Have enjoyed your interesting adventures on other trails. Always admired your ability to express yourself in writing, and your go to the ground system is still a part of my pack list to this day.

    Wish you and Sweetpea well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recalc View Post
    I also will be following you on the trail.

    Have enjoyed your interesting adventures on other trails. Always admired your ability to express yourself in writing, and your go to the ground system is still a part of my pack list to this day.

    Wish you and Sweetpea well.

    Recalc
    Thanks Recalc!


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    Following as well.

    You guys have the most practical hammock (and much other) advice 'out there' for we UL wannabes. Lotsa miles and still open to the occasional minor tweak is a great attribute.

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