Videos and more information for this will be posted as I start getting to them. From mid-August to mid-September I traveled a route which followed the Continental Divide and Continental Divide Trail as closely as possible. I did this vs the more common Great Divide route as I wanted more of a challenge, the GDR is relatively boring in some of the areas it goes through, and I wanted to see how much of the CDT I could actually get close to. I had GPS tracks for NM from a former ADVrider member, I had my own knowledge of CO trails, and worked on routes through WY, ID, and MT which attempted to be on or as close to the CDT as was legal. The route lived up to expectations, difficult double and single track in all five states, several dozen miles on the actual CDT, temps of 104 to 27 degrees, altitudes of just under 3000ft to over 13,000. I did have to turn and divert around locked gates a few times. I will post my GPX files for each state as I work through my posts for that part of the trip but I'll say it now. This is not an appropriate route for a large adventure bike. My 690 was about as big as I would have wanted to take and in many areas a larger/wider bike simply would not have fit down the trail. Given that I was by myself I was also doing what I could not to get hurt or stranded. I was on two track and single track for significant portions in each state and I would describe the difficulty of many sections as being more difficult than anything on the AZ or CO BDR's. A 450L would probably be the perfect machine to take this route on if that gives you any idea. Overall I had a blast and look forward to sharing my trip with everyone.