February 2017 edition.
If you're considering a hike on the Continental Divide Trail, you must have "Yogi's Continental Divide Trail Handbook".
There is no other book like this. Written by hikers for hikers, the conversational approach makes you feel like you're talking to other hikers. These experienced hikers share their thoughts and advice on planning and hiking the Continental Divide Trail, the most daunting of the US long trails.
The first half (186 pages) is a collection of hiker thoughts on a variety of hiking topics such as:
- Route choices
- Guidebooks and maps
- Gear choices
- Clothing and footwear
- Desert hiking advice
- Snow hiking advice
- Trail town information
- Trail food suggestions
- Maildrops and resupply
The second half (218 pages) is a town guide with detailed information for trail towns and resorts. This section is printed on perforated paper, so you can remove these pages from the bound book and take them with you on the trail. You'll find:
- How to get to/from each resupply location
- Town maps
- Town info: resupply, lodging, restaurants, ATM, internet, fuel, shower, etc.
- Glacier and Yellowstone permits and campsite information
- The best places to eat
- Hiker-friendly motels.
The CDT may seem daunting to you now, but after you read "Yogi's CDT Handbook", you'll be fully prepared for the most amazing hike of your life.