Colorado Trail Segment 11

Colorado Trail Segment 11 of 28

We were a sight. With our backpacks leaned up against a tree, we began going through our resupply box, inhaling our fries and chasing them down with cold blueberry iced tea. Colorado Trail Segment 11 of 28 Start: Mount Massive TH End: Clear Creek Rd Distance: 21.5 Miles Segment 11 was an interesting one for … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 11 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 10

Colorado Trail Segment 10 of 28

We listened to audio books and enjoyed some of our favorite music. Straight forward hiking with seemingly one goal in mind, reach the end of the segment. Colorado Trail Segment 10 of 28 Start: Timberline Lake TH End: Mount Massive TH Distance: 13.1 Miles What can we say, segment 10 was perhaps the biggest let … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 10 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 9

Colorado Trail Segment 9 of 28

The following morning was quite cold as we quickly moved down the trail and dove into what we called, " the Valley of the Sun." It was as it sounds, a beautiful valley full of morning sunlight and much needed warmth. Colorado Trail Segment 9 of 28 Start: Tennessee Pass TH End: Timberline Lake TH … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 9 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 8

Colorado Trail Segment 8 of 28

The wind was calm, the clouds growing, but the window of opportunity remained. It was almost as if we had been invited for this personal journey across this heavenly place far from any city and high above all else. Colorado Trail Segment 8 of 28 Start: Copper Mountain End: Tennessee Pass TH Distance: 25.4 Miles … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 8 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 7

Colorado Trail Segment 7 of 28

What an incredible place it was. Surrounded on three sides with jagged peaks and steep scree fields, the alpine bowl opened up down the valley to an expansive view of the Dillon Reservoir. Colorado Trail Segment 7 of 28 Start: Copper Mountain End: Gold Hill TH Distance: 13.2 Miles Hello,McFly, McFly, anybody home? Yep, we're … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 7 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 6

Colorado Trail Segment 6 of 28

The air is changing. The energy is changing. The landscape is changing. We are changing. Everything is changing. Colorado Trail Segment 6 of 28 Start: Kenosha Pass End: Gold Hill TH Distance: 32.7 Miles Segment 6 of the Colorado Trail is where things begin to really change. For us, it is a gateway to the … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 6 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 5

Colorado Trail Segment 5 of 28

Sure, we weren't in the high alpine yet, but we were getting there, and after our low point with the early heat, this was an unexpected gem at lower elevation. Colorado Trail Segment 5 of 28 Start: Kenosha Pass End: Long Gulch Distance: 14.6 Miles We hiked segment five in reverse, we are a little … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 5 of 28

colorado trail segment 4

Colorado Trail Segment 4 of 28

There are campsites here and there in the trees that line the meadow, a creek running down the middle, mostly hidden in the reeds, and evidence of a multitude of wildlife, footprints included, along the trail. Colorado Trail Segment 4 of 28 Start: Long Gulch End: Rolling Creek TH Distance: 16.6 Miles The turning point. … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 4 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 3

Colorado Trail Segment 3 of 28

Who would have thought, the first three segments are among the easiest elevation-wise, and yet, throw in some heat and dry conditions and you would have thought we were trekking through some of the hardest terrain on the trail. Colorado Trail Segment 3 of 28 Start: Little Scraggy TH End: Rolling Creek TH Distance: 12.2 … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 3 of 28

Colorado Trail Segment 2

Colorado Trail Segment 2 of 28

We have had a share of hardships over the years, we have certainly dealt with our share of challenges, but we chose to do this! Colorado Trail Segment 2 of 28 Start: South Platte River TH End: Little Scraggy TH Distance: 11.5 Miles Segment two, where do we even begin? It was hot, dry and … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 2 of 28