Conquer the Divide

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Conquer the Divide

Through hikers, map maker, find challenge on country’s longest trek
Turquoise blue lakes can be found along the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado’s high country.
Durangoan Jerry Brown, having mapped the Colorado Trail and having personally verified the height of 21,079-foot-high Anchochoma Peak in the Bolivian Andes, is now mapping the entire 3,200-mile Continental Divide Trail. He expects to be done in September.
As the Continental Divide Trail crosses the San Juans, sometimes just below the ridgeline, wary travelers are highly conscious of potential lightning storms.
White Rocky Mountain goats, losing their winter coats, stare curiously at the photographer.
Along the Continental Divide Trail some hikers go light, some need their coffee. The owner of this vintage camping coffee pot still has his 1970s aluminum frame Kelty pack and uses it every summer.
A team of wilderness rangers eats breakfast along the Continental Divide Trail in the South San Juan Wilderness area.
The state boundary is clearly noted where the trail enters Wyoming.

Conquer the Divide

Turquoise blue lakes can be found along the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado’s high country.
Durangoan Jerry Brown, having mapped the Colorado Trail and having personally verified the height of 21,079-foot-high Anchochoma Peak in the Bolivian Andes, is now mapping the entire 3,200-mile Continental Divide Trail. He expects to be done in September.
As the Continental Divide Trail crosses the San Juans, sometimes just below the ridgeline, wary travelers are highly conscious of potential lightning storms.
White Rocky Mountain goats, losing their winter coats, stare curiously at the photographer.
Along the Continental Divide Trail some hikers go light, some need their coffee. The owner of this vintage camping coffee pot still has his 1970s aluminum frame Kelty pack and uses it every summer.
A team of wilderness rangers eats breakfast along the Continental Divide Trail in the South San Juan Wilderness area.
The state boundary is clearly noted where the trail enters Wyoming.
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