Tags: Continental Divide Trail

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…

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…

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…

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…

CDT marks 40 years, featured in new book

by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. Adapted from a 2018 news release The book “The Continental Divide Trail” explores this iconic wilderness footpath with more than 250 spectacular contemporary images, as well as historical photos and documents from the Continental Divide Trail Coalition archives. Readers can…

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…

Attracting businesses: Survey, marketing toolkit for trail communities

By Continental Divide Trail Coalition Adapted from CDTC e-news and business toolkit The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) recently published a marketing toolkit for local businesses. The business toolkit is available to any business along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), including its 11 Gateway Communities.…

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…