484.5 miles later I made it from Denver to Durango along the incredible Colorado Trail, all the while schlepping along my Ukulele. I hope you enjoy this compilation of Matisyahu’s song; Jerusalem.
[July 4 – 13, CT Sections 9-3 Copper Mountain] After a night of distant rumbling died down we scuttled down Copper Mountain to the resort below. 100 feet off trail an unassuming hiker can stumble into a mini-golf course, Starbucks, and even a roller coaster. As we walked through the desolate winter town that morning […]
[June 27- July 3, CT Sections 10-12 (Kokomo Pass)] After our first full week on trail we returned to Twin Lakes, this time headed north. A painfully long two-hour hitch out of Buena Vista ended when we were picked up by some fellow hikers. The relief of getting the ride almost outweighed the sweaty two […]
[June 21-26, CT Sections 11-13 (Collegiate East)] Twin Lakes holds a special place in my heart. It was near this shimmering oasis I embarked on my first solo backpacking trip four years ago. That time I was headed for the Collegiate West, this time I am bound for the Collegiate East. Much has changed since […]
[June 16-21, Colorado Trail Segment 6,White River National Forest] Navigating Frisco was simple. Having been here once before I knew exactly where to go; Safeway then the library. After a lengthy resupply, the majority of which was spent at the aforementioned library, we made our way back to the trail. Instead of the Colorado Trail, […]
[June 5-9 CT Segment 22, La Garita Wilderness] We woke up to the smell of burning wood. Over the past several years forests in Colorado have been ravished by the mountain pine beetle leaving a once lush region dry and susceptible to fires. As a fellow hiker. trail name Bear Sweats, put it, “The trees […]
“Group 4 now boarding for Delta flight B32 to Denver.” When I woke up 3 hours ago to catch this flight I was still on California time. After a week in New York, neverending honks and humid humdrum, I am on my way back west. My plan is to hike the 450 mile Colorado Trail. […]