Tags: Continental Divide Trail Coalition

A field full of flowers backed by pine trees in Muddy pass

Legislation Introduced to Mandate the Completion of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

by Luke Fisher, Trail Policy Program Manager, Continental Divide Trail Coalition Standing at the top of Muddy Pass in autumn, the sweeping views of golden grasses, green pine, and yellow aspens delight with all the beauty of Colorado in the fall. Given the idyllic ridgeline…

Conservation Corps at Work

AmeriCorps VISTA provides much needed experience and staff by Francesca Governali, Community Engagement Coordinator, Continental Divide Trail Coalition As of June 2020, I had never hiked on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and knew very little about this 3,000+ mile National Scenic Trail beyond its existence…

Thru-Hiking and Covid-19: Continental Divide Trail

by Francesca Governali  Community Engagement Coordinator, Continental Divide Trail Coalition Covid-19 had a significant impact on much of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2020 and we continue to adapt as vaccines are rolled out and guidance in our trail States changes. We saw a…

2020 Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) OUTREACH Stories — CDTC launched “Voices of the CDT”, a collection of stories about the people and places, past and present, connected to the CDT.  Planning — CDTC released new trip planning resources for expanded trail visitors. Virtual — CDTC…

2019 Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Highlights

Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) OUTREACH Partnerships — CDTC launched “Faces of the Continental Divide,” an effort to celebrate diversity along the CDT, which engaged over 2,000 people trail wide and 30 participating partners. CDTC partnered with youth groups and diverse programs to help steward…

Atlas examines full scope of CDT

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition recently announced the completion of the Atlas of the CDT, a collection of thematic maps, infographics, and writing that explores the history and context of the trail corridor and its regional setting. The Atlas examines the Continental Divide National Scenic…

Virtual CDT Trail Days

Virtual CDT Trail Days COVID-19 cancellations bring events online worldwide by Amanda Wheelock, Policy and Communications Manager, Continental Divide Trail Coalition Amanda Wheelock has worked, volunteered, and occasionally lived on national trails for most of the last decade. This fall, she is embarking on a…

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…