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The CDT Project

209 BACKPACKER readers were dispatched to GPS map the CDT & they sent along some amazing photographs.
  • Backpacker mappers covered 3,100 miles in the Continental Divide Trail Project.
  • 209 readers were dispatched to GPS map the CDT, including Map Editor, Kris Wagner (far right).
  • Backpacker provided 50 teams with GPS units, training, and miles of trail to map.
  • Many sections of the CDT are poorly marked.
  • Some teams got lost, others suffered dehydration, and a few cursed us...
  • Dramatic scenery peppered the trail from Canada to Mexico.
  • From flat to steep, teams produced the most accurate data to date on the CDT.
  • One of the comforts of the trail.
  • 3,000 people applied to be part of the team. Entries came from all over.
  • The geology of the trail was just as varied as the terrain. Here a hot spring bubbles up.
  • Team 40 was charged with mapping the trail from Idaho's to Montana's Bannock Pass.
  • Panoramic vistas aren't a bad place to hang up your trekking poles for the night on the CDT.
  • Sunsets from mountain to desert provided the perfect night cap.
  • From lush forests to rocky crags teams had to contend with flats, as well as steeps.
  • Although it wasn't easy, mappers created lifelong friendships...and came back with incredible tales.
  •  Not to mention a boatload of pretty amazing photos.
Backpacker mappers covered 3,100 miles in the Continental Divide Trail Project.
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Backpacker mappers covered 3,100 miles in the Continental Divide Trail Project.

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Your CDT photo of a campfire next to a stream depicts at the very least an irresponsible act and, if national forest, an illegal one.
— Bob Copeland


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