Colorado Trail Segment 14

FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE ALPINE: THE COLORADO TRAIL (SEGMENTS 12 – 15)

The title says it all, "From the Airport to the Alpine”, this series is all about getting to and from Colorado trailheads and towns via Denver International Airport without the need of renting a vehicle by using public transportation and other creative methods. With gas prices going up and trailheads overcrowded, these transportation choices look … Continue reading FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE ALPINE: THE COLORADO TRAIL (SEGMENTS 12 – 15)

Colorado Trail Segment 7

FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE ALPINE: THE COLORADO TRAIL (SEGMENTS 6 – 11)

The title says it all, "From the Airport to the Alpine”, this series is all about getting to and from Colorado trailheads and towns via Denver International Airport without the need of renting a vehicle by using public transportation and other creative methods. With gas prices going up and trailheads overcrowded, these transportation choices look … Continue reading FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE ALPINE: THE COLORADO TRAIL (SEGMENTS 6 – 11)

From the Airport to the Alpine: The Colorado Trail (Segments 1 – 5)

The title says it all, from "The Airport to the Alpine", this series is all about getting to and from Colorado trailheads and towns via Denver International Airport without the need of renting a vehicle by using public transportation and other creative methods. With gas prices going up and trailheads overcrowded, these transportation choices look … Continue reading From the Airport to the Alpine: The Colorado Trail (Segments 1 – 5)

Interview With The Hike Podcast

The MAD Hippies: From High School Sweethearts to Backpacking Couple by Lori Prima (Season 5 Episode 27) Get to know Miller and Debbie's approach to hiking as a couple, the road to the Colorado Trail, selecting gear, considerations when hiking with their chihuahuas, and how both of them find their trail time to be therapeutic.Lori … Continue reading Interview With The Hike Podcast

The Journey Begins Where the Trail Fades

We walk in nature to immerse ourselves in the raw purity of the natural world hoping to regenerate the balance of body, mind and soulMAD Hippies' Life As we near our 40 year mark, we wanted to define just what MAD Hippies' Life is. Certainly we have grown and matured throughout our lives together and … Continue reading The Journey Begins Where the Trail Fades

Colorado Trail Segment 20

Outside Comfort Zone Interview – Women and Hiking

Listen in on Outside Comfort Zone's live vlog as Debbie and a panel of other women share their experiences, tips and tricks after thru hiking the Colorado Trail https://youtu.be/JaagsWf9bCg

Interview With Shoutout Colorado

"Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?" "MAD Hippies’ Life is about inspiring people to live their best life. While we certainly love promoting the outdoors through backpacking, hiking, photography and the essence of the natural world, the very nature of our inspiration is relationships and … Continue reading Interview With Shoutout Colorado

Cherry Creek Trail – End to End

The energy of a 24 - 7 lifestyle filled the air and had our senses pushed to their limits. By nature, we prefer a more relaxed environment, this was difficult for us and not what we are used to. Following Cherry Creek from end to end, while not necessarily a trail we would typically hike, … Continue reading Cherry Creek Trail – End to End

Pawnee Buchanan Loop – Indian Peaks Wilderness

The trail began to become quite elusive, covered with debris and indistinguishable from the surrounding landscape. To sum it up, it was quite a mess that took some time to navigate and get a good feel as to where the trail "should" be based on the topography. Route finding was demanding and at some point, … Continue reading Pawnee Buchanan Loop – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Diamond Lake – Hessie High Route

The Indian Peaks Wilderness is always a welcome sight to us, walking through its alpine landscape is as a visit with a dear friend. On this outing we chose to begin our adventure at the Hessie Trailhead near the small and historic town of Eldora not far from Nederland. Our destination, Diamond Lake. Though we … Continue reading Diamond Lake – Hessie High Route