I made it! Sketch and Backtrack got to Mexican border at November 18th. We celebrated it by drinking beers. It took me 152days to hike whole way. I spent amazing time on the Continental Divide Trail. So I'm so sad now. I wanted to hike more.
CDT 2017 ❤👣
"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
Ending a long hike in the desert is perfect. It is a land of extremes, much like your emotions at that point. You are happy/sad, strong/weak, energized/tired, proud/humbled, hungry/...nope, just hungry. #cdt2017#newmexico#embracethebrutality
the CDT giardi party: taking selfies that make it look like you're poopin, when in reality pooing with giardia is a two hand job and there's no time to take a selfie. sometimes re: giardia and affiliated ailments people are like wow what an amazing way to lose weight! and I'm like, or die #cdt2017#giardiparty
I took a lot of photos at the Southern terminus and this one of @cheesebeard_hikes is probably my favorite of the bunch. After the trail was finished we partied and made our way to Albuquerque. Myself, Cheesebeard and Rusty rented a car and drove about 25 hours over two days back to Charlotte. It’s been a great couple of days easing into normal life and preparing to head off to Asia. I’ve started editing photos, shooting YouTube videos and compiling my journal notes into semi readable blog posts, stay tuned.
By extreme awesome dumb luck and happenstance, Nick, Sully and I were in the middle of nowhere during the Solar Eclipse. We took a break by a pond to have lunch, sipped on some beers we had packed out and experienced totality just the 3 of us. It was nothing shy of pure magic.🌑#flashbackfriday
like everyone else who hiked this part of the CDT I took a pic of this mountain, bc the climb is the gnar and the view is the best. I have dos jobs now and I am meeting like seven zillion people every day but I immediately and deeply just want deep and Meaningful friendships which is not how fostering meaningful connection necessarily works, O! moving is a lonely thing. #cdt2017#whatamidoingwithmylife#ormytime#what !!!!
Although a pretty photo with a John Muir quote as a caption can be captivating, I find that thru hiking can sometimes be Ruff. I got 1.5 liters out of this leaf puddle, after scooping 2 liters out of a rock puddle last night. #tastesofnewmexico
This afternoon I sat down under a tree by a highway and tried not to sob. I feel more exhausted and drained, mentally and physically, than I probably ever have before (other than when I got lost in the parking lot of Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia after the PCT in the freezing rain after having just walked 2500 miles and was just SO DONE WITH IT ALL). But I ate a ton at McDonald's and am mostly good now. Almost to Mexico. 2740 miles/4410km down.
I have met a lot of people these past two years and this man right here is definitely one of my favorite. Besides just being very nice and caring, he is one hell of a cook and is an adequate walker to boot.
Power was out long enough yesterday that I finished Lou Adsmond’s “The Appalachian Trail Food Planner” published by the @appalachiantrail conservancy. The book is about a wife/mother that prepared homemade food for her husband and son while they thru hiked the AT. Lou did a great job summarizing the importance of consuming adequate nutrition. She also provided basic guidelines for meal prep on and off trail. I’m incredibly impressed with her meal planning and how the daily rations appeared to be quite different from the previous menus. Boredom with food likely wasn’t an issue for this duo. I’m also impressed with what appears to be fresh food (i.e. bread loaves, cookies, energy balls) included in menus. She talks about how mold was an issue initially but she later figured out how to send fresh foods just prior consumption on trail. The book includes menus written for each day spent on the trail with recipes for homemade meals also included. The book, however, does not include nutrition information or weight of meals prepared. She states that daily rations did weigh roughly weigh 2lb. The father and son duo were reported to be thin at the start of the trek and gained 5 lb each. The menus appear relatively low calorie as they include three meals per day and only two small snacks. Ingredients used aren’t necessarily the highest calorie choices. I’m wondering if they consumed large meals in town to make up for any caloric deficits. I did contact the ATC hoping to connect with Lou as I would love to ask about her impressive meal plans. Unfortunately, the ATC does not have a way to contact Lou but they did share a list of AT finishers willing to share their meal planning experiences. Cool! If you’re looking for meal plans already created and willing to calculate calories to ensure that your calorie goal is met or do not have a particular calorie goal in mind, this book is for you! Huge time saver! #appalachiantrail#mealplanner#thruhike#cookbook#camping#campingfood#hikerhunger#at2017#at2018#pct2018#pct2017#cdt2017#cdt2018
My hat became a representation of myself. Worn down and tattered after 7,800 miles of hiking. But with determination, a few repairs, and a little luck it stayed together and completed the journey! 📸: @tylercosgrove92
The sunsets in the desert of New Mexico are unreal.
Not pictured: we camped next to a tank of cow water with goldfish inside. I confess that at night, when I couldn't see beneath the water, I was terrified the fish were going to eat my fingers when I submerged my water bottle. The goldfish scared me more than the thought of scorpions or tarantulas crawling on me at night, or a mountain lion eating my face.
Hiking Gila River. Whether was perfect when I hiked there. Gila River section is definitely one of my favorite on CDT!!
ヒーラー･リバーを歩く。 寒い寒いと聞いていたけど、運良く連日の晴天。 このセクションはほとんどトレイルが無いけど、川に沿って歩けば迷うことが無いし、独特の形をした褐色の岩壁、そして、そこにあるネイティヴ・アメリカンの居住遺跡やドローイングが見れて最高でした。
On November 10th 1978 the Continental Divide Trail was designated. 39 years later to the day, we made it to the Mexico border!🇨🇦👉🏼🇲🇽👏🏼Congratulations to Pebbles and Pie for completing the CDT!🎉 Congratulations to Rusty, Cheesebeard and Oilcan who all earned their Triple Crown titles!👑👑👑 And let us not forget the film crew who have been along for the adventure from start to finish. It took a village and we couldn't have done it without them. Cheers to our fearless leader and talented director, Nick "Click" Reichard. Without him and his ability to dream big, none of us would of had this once in a lifetime opportunity. Cheers to you and cheers to 3MPH!🍻
Thank you to everyone who has followed our adventure and cheered us on from near and far. The outpouring of support during our journey has been unbelievable. That's a wrap, folks!🎬 It's time to head to our other homes off the trail to see our families, loved ones and take some serious showers. Stay tuned for more updates as we move into the second phase of production! We cannot WAIT to share our film with you. Thank you thank you thank you!😘
The trail may be finished but the adventure is far from over.🏁
Lots of Love and Happy Trails!✌🏼💖😊
Cholula and The 3MPH Crew
Yesterday at about 12pm myself and the 3MPH crew arrived at the Southern Terminus of the Continental Divide Trail. We walked from the border of Canada to the border of Mexico. We walked through some of the wildest areas that America has to offer. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and one of the most rewarding. Thank you to everyone that was part of the journey. 📷 - @tylercosgrove92