From Copper Mountain Back to California

[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 […]

Flowers On The Hillside (Kokomo Pass)

[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 […]

What Heights? (White River White River National Forest)

[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, […]

She’ll Be Coming Around the La Garita Wilderness When She Comes

[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 […]