Want to know what gear I’m still using and what gear I’ve changed along my CDT thru hike? Check out this video update on my current Continental Divide Trail gear list. 

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Joe B.

Joe is a triple crown thru hiker that lives for anything outdoor adventure related. He loves delving into a complex DIY project, testing out the latest and greatest backpacking gear, rock climbing, hiking, and much more.

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  • The stained glass at Bishop Castle is
    2 days ago by backcountrybanter The stained glass at Bishop Castle is
  • Bishop Castles main room I cant even imagine how Id
    4 days ago by backcountrybanter Bishop Castle’s main room... I can’t even imagine how I’d go about building this alone.
  • Its time for a new logo Now featuring more Pika!
    1 week ago by backcountrybanter It’s time for a new logo... Now featuring more Pika!
  • If youre ever near Rye Colorado you absolutely have to
    1 week ago by backcountrybanter If you’re ever near Rye, Colorado you absolutely have to stop and see Bishop’s Castle. This incredible (slightly dangerous) structure was hand built by one man. It’s 6 (maybe 7) stories tall, full of crazy rooms to explore, and has plenty of sketchy bridges and structures to climb on. It’s a beautiful work of art that’s free to explore at your own risk. More pics to come...
  • On the road to the Sangre De Cristo Range
    2 weeks ago by backcountrybanter On the road to the Sangre De Cristo Range...
  • Natural hot springs  vast valley views  a fiery
    2 weeks ago by backcountrybanter Natural hot springs + vast valley views + a fiery sunset = perfection
  • I love the contrasts in a winter forest With a
    2 weeks ago by backcountrybanter I love the contrasts in a winter forest. With a white backdrop behind everything all the subtle colors really start to pop.
  • Early morning snowshoe fun descending from a hut trip with
    2 weeks ago by backcountrybanter Early morning snowshoe fun, descending from a hut trip with the Feral fam.  #fritzbenedicthut   #aspen 
  • I saw this sweet windswept peak while snowshoeing near Jasper
    1 month ago by backcountrybanter I saw this sweet windswept peak while  #snowshoeing  near Jasper Lake. Colorado’s cold bluebird days are hard to beat.
  • You remind me of the babe What babe? Babe with
    2 months ago by backcountrybanter You remind me of the babe. What babe? Babe with the power What power? Power of hoodoo. Who do? You do. Do what?  #davidbowie 

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