Colorado Trail

Life Above Treeline

The morning quiet was deafening. The silence of the alpine void of wind, foliage and wildlife, just two weary travelers making passage across the top of the world. It was late in the day and we were still climbing. Passing from 11,000', 12,000' and on into 13,000' watching the sun slowly sink closer to the … Continue reading Life Above Treeline

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

Hiking the Colorado Trail

Colorado Trail – 24 Hours To Go

The weather will be perfect, it will be raging...there will be times we will see all four seasons in one day. It will be as predictable as any one raindrop finding its way to earth July 2019, 24 Hours till the Colorado Trail And so it begins, a journey of some five hundred miles across … Continue reading Colorado Trail – 24 Hours To Go

Why do people hike the Colorado Trail

Colorado Trail – 6 Months To Go

"Trail life is full of oohs and awes, but they are also filled with sighs, four letter words and pain" January 2019, 6 months till the Colorado Trail Many adventures begin with vision, albeit a personal challenge, a quest for spiritual awakening, a test of physical endurance or just a plain desire to explore uncharted … Continue reading Colorado Trail – 6 Months To Go

Why Hike the Colorado Trail

Why Hike the Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail is the perfect culmination of all we have been doing to keep ourselves active and will certainly challenge us across the board, a challenge we gladly accept and look forward to completing. People are taken back when we tell them we are backpacking the Colorado Trail as a thru-hike. Once we describe … Continue reading Why Hike the Colorado Trail

Hiking the Lost Creek Wilderness

Lost Creek Wilderness – A Walk in the Rain

Times like these on the trail tend to be numb. You just push on while your senses are on heightened alert. Who gets up early in the morning and decides to go for a "workout hike" an hour away? Seriously, there are gyms close by, and we have equipment in our home, no, not used … Continue reading Lost Creek Wilderness – A Walk in the Rain