Deb Hunsicker of Sandpoint hikes down a stretch of the Continental Divide Trail in the Weminuche Wilderness of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.
Deb Hunsicker and Phil Hough of Sandpoint have done the Triple Crown of long-distance trails.
Phil Hough with Deb Hunsicker in 1997 on their first long-distance hike together, crossing the Pond to get back to the Appalachian Trail. The end of the six-month hike is in th background, Mount Katahdin.
Deb Hunsicker uses shade from umbrellas while taking a break in a desert portion of the Continental Divide Trail. Umbrellas might be considered a luxury item for a long-distance hiker, except on days like this.
The Triple Crown for long-distance hikers includes the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail.