Drum roll, please!
Team Creason announces 2009 Continental Divide Trail hike.
Team Creason, also known as Cruiser and Reason, met on the Appalachian Trail in 2003. Together they successfully hiked all 2,176 miles from Georgia to Maine. The couple then married. They have just walked 2,656 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, reaching the Canadian border in September 2008.
The latest plan in the couple's endless quest for adventure entails following the Continental Divide through the Rocky Mountains from Mexico to Canada. Or possibly from Canada to Mexico, it all depends on the snow.
In April, Team Creason will take a look at the snow levels in Colorado. If the snow is of average depth, Team Creason will head for the Mexican border in New Mexico in May to tackle a northbound hike. If the snow depth in Colorado as of April is very high, the intrepid duo will delay their plans until mid-June and start at the Canadian border in Montana.
Until then, much planning and training are taking place at Team Creason's winter base in Cruiser's hometown of Columbia, South Carolina.
Should Team Creason successfully complete the Continental Divide Trail, the couple will be eligible for the coveted Triple Crown Award. Presented by the American Long Distance Hiking Association West, the Triple Crown Award honors hikers who successfully complete the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.