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

Colorado Trail Segment 1

Colorado Trail Segment 1 of 28

We were tired, it was steamy hot after the storms and the thought of continuing on felt daunting. Camp was set up and we called it a day. Colorado Trail Segment 1 of 28 Start: Indian Creek TH (alternate) End: South Platte River TH Distance: 13.3 Miles We did it! We completed our journey across … Continue reading Colorado Trail Segment 1 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