Adventurer, Triple-Crowner, Freelance Adventure Writer
I am so excited (and a little terrified) to share my Dirtbag Diaries short with you. It’s about thru-hiking, canoeing, and moving to Canada. But most of all, it’s about love. You can find it wherever you normally listen to podcasts. Please go listen!
Great Divide Trail: The End
Posted on: Monday September 20, 2021 Great Divide Trail Hiking
Somewhat surprisingly, we wake up in the morning. Heavy flakes of snow lie on our fly, melting to rivulets of water. We’re damp and a little cold, but very much alive. A few inches of wet snow lie on the ground and the trees, and fat flakes fall from the sky. It’s above freezing, but barely. The snow shows no signs of stopping. All of our hiking clothes are sopping wet, and I know we’ll have seconds after putting them on before we have to worry about hypothermia. We lie in our sleeping bags and talk through our options.
A Ferociuous Fear of Finishing Famished
Do you know how much twelve days of food weighs? I don’t. I stubbornly refused to find out, my pack bulging at the seams with every last calorie I could cram into it. I figured if I didn’t know how heavy it was, it would feel lighter. But now, staring at my towering pack in a Jasper, Alberta, Canada hostel room, I wasn’t even sure if I could lift it, never mind hike over 350 kilometers with it on my back.
5 Things You Should Know Before Hiking the Great Divide Trail
Is the Great Divide Trail on your thru-hike bucket list yet? If not, it’s time to add this stunning, 680-mile Canadian hike.