Tags: Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Summer of storytelling: Showcasing the diverse faces of the Continental Divide

by Andrea Kurth, Marketing, Communications, and Community Outreach Specialist, Continental Divide Trail Coalition In 2018, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) celebrated the first 40 years of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. We applauded decades of progress toward completing the trail—there are fewer than 180…

Trail Apprentice Spotlight: Lauren Murray

By: Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from former Trail Apprentice submissions It’s been 10 years since the Partnership for the National Trails System first offered Trail Apprentice (TA) scholarships, funded by multiple Federal agencies, to young adults. We caught up with some members…

Continental Divide NST: 2018 Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) OUTREACH CDTC, partner organizations, and agency partners signed the entire trail by its 40th anniversary through the “Blaze the CDT” effort.   CDTC added three new Gateway Communities. CDTC expanded its Trail Adopter program by adding over 50 new trail adopters…

Blazing into history along the CDT

by Amanda Wheelock, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Continental Divide Trail Coalition Travelers along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) face many challenges. The trail traverses long waterless stretches in New Mexico’s deserts and Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin, soars to elevations reaching over 14,000 feet, and crosses snowfields…

Amanda Wheelock

Name: Amanda Wheelock Age: 26 Current City/State: Golden, CO Hometown: Chattanooga, TN Education: Geography at Dartmouth College Trail Represented: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Continental Divide Trail Coalition Internship Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist Scope of Internship: Broaden the community of CDT…

Continental Divide NST 2017 Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) Continental Divide Trail Society (CDTS) OUTREACH Documentation — CDTC developed new strip maps, planning guide, brochure, wall map. Trail Communities — CDTC developed a business survey and toolkit; Lincoln, MT became CDTC’s first Gateway Community in Montana and now there…