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

Lightweight Backpacking Gear

Lightweight Shelter and Sleep System

Our sleep system and shelter has evolved over the years as our experience has grown and our needs have changed.┬áNow in our 50s, we want lighter packs and warmer nights on trail. When it comes to sleep systems and shelters in the backpacking world there are a vast array of materials, temperature ratings and sizes … Continue reading Lightweight Shelter and Sleep System

The Colorado Trail

Colorado Trail

Turning fifty, physically, was like a light-switch was flipped and stuck in the on (or off, depending on how you look at it) position. The mental fight began soon after. Hiking the Colorado Trail just seemed like the right thing to do. In 2017 we wanted to hike the Colorado Trail. But, as it were, … Continue reading Colorado Trail