The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is a national scenic trail that stretches over 3,100 miles from Mexico to Canada. The trail runs along the spine of the Rocky Mountains in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Every year, about 30 hikers set foot on the CDT and attempt to hike twenty five miles a day for six months. Most thru hikers start at the southern terminus in early April and go northbound. The CDT is not a continuous trail yet (efforts are in place to connect the remaining sections) and requires a bit of road walking and open range orienteering. This trail experience is one of isolationism and self reliance. Not to mention the additional planning and logistics as trail access points are few and far between.
I have not attempted the CDT but have spent countless days in the Colorado Rockies. There is a trail saying "A thru hiker can hike one or three long trails but not two." So, if the PCT goes well this year then I will have to decide what my response will be when I hear the saying. There are just over one hundred people on record that have hiked all three long trails (AT, CDT, PCT). These national scenic trails collectively are known as the Triple Crown. A Triple Crown thru hiker has walked over 8,000 miles and spent 500 nights outside!
Read more at Continental Divide Trail Alliance's official site.