Lander, WY to Dubois, WY

I used to ask Will which trail was his favorite of the Triple Crown.  He would answer without hesitation: CDT.

 

It is hard to pick a favorite trail.  Obviously, they all teach us different things and come into our lives at different points.  The AT taught me that I loved long-distance hiking.  The PCT taught me how to fall in love.  The CDT taught me how to suffer and keep pushing anyway. 🙂

 

I have a hard time picking a favorite. But, until recently, I would tell Will that the CDT wasn’t my favorite. It was too brutal for me.  I missed the easy cruising of the PCT, or the community of the AT.

 

And then I entered the Winds, and spent 6 incredible days saying “Seriously??  Are you kidding!?” and picking my jaw off the ground.  It was some of the best terrain that I’ve ever hiked across, and that’s against some tough competition.

 

I called Will from Dubois.

 

I told him that I finally understood.  I couldn’t pick a favorite trail, but I had just experienced one of the best weeks of my life.

 

Here are way too many pictures from the Winds.  These pictures don’t even begin to do it justice.
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  1. Justin

    Great pictures! I’ve been following you since your AT hike, and was looking forward to hear about your experience in the Winds. I hiked around the WRR for 6 days last year with two of my brothers, and passed a CDT hiker as we were going over Knapsack Col. He was hiking the whole thing in Crocs!

    Not sure if you can see it, but here is my favorite picture I took in WRR (with an iPhone 6 no less… )

    Stay safe out there.

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