Colorado Trail Segment 21

Colorado Trail Segment 21 of 28

We neared a known avalanche debris field and began a tedious game of "where is the trail" in the dark. Our headlamps allowed us to see only so far. Colorado Trail Segment 21 of 28 Start: San Luis Pass End: Spring Creek Pass TH Distance: 14.8 miles We were in the thick of the alpine … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 21 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 20

Colorado Trail Segment 20 of 28

We paused, looking forward into segment 21 and were in awe of the trail as it climbed straight up the other side of the valley as if a stairway to heaven. We had arrived, we were in the San Juan Mountains. We pushed on in silence. Colorado Trail Segment 20 of 28 Start: Eddiesville TH … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 20 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 19

Colorado Trail Segment 19 of 28

The bridge crossing, more like log crossing, had been washed out earlier in the season, so we took off our shoes and waded through the cold waters to the other side. It was invigorating. Colorado Trail Segment 19 of 28 Start: Saguache Park Rd End: Eddiesville TH Distance: 13.7 Miles Segment 19 begins with more … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 19 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 18

Colorado Trail Segment 18 of 28

It was just a quiet stroll through a place lost in time. Nothing out here spoke of modern man. It was just earth, sky and far off mountains as far as the eye could see. Colorado Trail Segment 18 of 28 Start: CO Hwy 114 End: Saguache Park Rd Distance: 13.8 Miles What a difference … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 18 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 17

Colorado Trail Segment 17 of 28

The thunder cracked, the rain began to increase and we found ourselves pitching our tent on an awkward hillside trying to take shelter. Colorado Trail Segment 17 of 28 Start: Sargents Mesa End: CO Hwy 114 Distance: 20.4 Miles Sleep deprivation is not a good thing when you are hiking 15 - 20 miles a … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 17 of 28

Colorado Trail segment 16

Colorado Trail Segment 16 of 28

In the middle of the night we heard what sounded like a pack of wild hyenas coming up from the valley below in search of a late night snack. Coyotes. Colorado Trail Segment 16 of 28 Start: Marshall Pass TH End: Sargents Mesa Distance: 15.2 Miles Segment 16 begins a long remote stretch away from … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 16 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 15

Colorado Trail Segment 15 of 28

We were in a happy place. Good vibes just seemed to wrap around us. We hiked, we talked and we shared our stories. It was a day of recognizing all the good that exists. Colorado Trail Segment 15 of 28 Start: Monarch Pass TH (CW) End: Marshall Pass TH Distance: 10.7 Miles Our segment 15 … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 15 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 14

Colorado Trail Segment 14 of 28

The day had been great, travel had been great, breakfast had been great. We were hiking with a new and encouraged mindset, each day just seemed to bring new and wonderful surprises. Colorado Trail Segment 14 of 28 Start: Chalk Creek TH End: US Hwy 50 Distance: 20.4 Miles After the events of segment 13, … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 14 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 13

Colorado Trail Segment 13 of 28

We were nearly at the halfway point of the Colorado Trail and were beginning to realize that someone was watching over us. Colorado Trail Segment 13 of 28 Start: Silver Creek TH End: Chalk Creek TH Distance: 22.8 Miles The memories and experiences of the Colorado Trail are almost impossible to convey in a few … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 13 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 12

Colorado Trail Segment 12 of 28

We had found ourselves in a valley surrounded by mountains, lush with pines and aspens, cool running streams and a beaver pond the size of Texas. It was obvious that here, in this place, man was just a visitor. Colorado Trail Segment 12 of 28 Start: Clear Creek Rd End: Silver Creek TH Distance: 18.5 … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 12 of 28