The Continental Divide Trail with Barney Scout Mann
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 experience the trail as if their boots were on the 3,100-mile path. This beautifully produced volume makes accessible the highest and most remote of the Triple Crown trails, following the Rocky Mountains from Mexico to Canada along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), the backbone of America. While untold thousands of day hikers take advantage of the CDT each year, thru-hiking the entire trail is not for the faint-hearted. In 2017, only 250 people attempted to hike it end-to-end. This photo-and-information-packed book is a must-have for anyone who has ever caught the magic of the nation's rooftop, the Great Divide. It's an inspirational bucket list for everyone who wants to get outdoors—day hikers, backpackers, anglers, hunters, and those rare souls–thru-hikers—who dare to attempt hiking it all in one go. With text by Barney Scout Mann, who has thru-hiked all three Triple Crown trails, and a foreword by two-time Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, this book makes the trail come alive for both veteran hikers and armchair travelers alike.
About the Author: Barney Scout Mann is co-author of Rizzoli's The Pacific Crest Trail. Mann's articles have appeared in Backpacker, The Oregonian, and the New York Times online. The New York Times calls him "the unofficial historian of the
trail." He thru-hiked the Continental Divide Trail in 2015 and was the chair of the Pacific Crest Trail Association's board of directors from 2012 to 2015, now serving on the board of the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times since 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week. He is an avid backpacker who is section hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with his family. The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC)’s mission is to complete, promote, and protect the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The CDTC does this by building a strong and diverse trail community, providing up-to-date information to the public, and encouraging conservation and stewardship of the trail, its corridor, and surrounding landscapes.