Colorado Trail - August 9th, 2019 Lesson Learned We slept through storms and rain all night. Jordan said he may have felt his hair rise. We were in the trees, but on top of a ridge, and rumbles and pops swirled around us all night. Morning broke clear and crisp. A front had pushed through...
Colorado Trail - August 8th, 2019 Nasty Squirrel I paused when I grabbed my pole this morning. It felt weird, and I saw the reason when I looked down. Damn nasty squirrels I muttered. One had chewed the cork (aka salt lick) off my handle. In all my hiking this was a first. Ah well,...
Colorado Trail - August 7th, 2019 Long Days We have consistently pushed close to 20 miles a day over the last two days. Mileage has been high, and the days have been long, so I've been able to make the mileage this soon in the hike. Thank goodness the rabbit takes long breaks, or the...
Colorado Trail - August 6th, 2019 South Platte River The South Platte River was our goal for the morning. This large, rugged river was the opposite of the scorched, hot burn we would experience over the second half of the day. I came down the hill, onto a dirt road. The pit toilet I saw...
Colorado Trail - August 5th, 2019 Leaving Denver Between flights, Uber, and the desire for one last "real meal," we left Denver a little later than planned. Lockheed Martin had the closest actual address for the trailhead, so we used that address and got the driver to go a "tiny bit further," and by 2:30...
Colorado Trail - August 3rd, 2019 Pre-Trip Thunderstorms, here we come! Jordan and I are starting the Colorado Trail this coming up Monday. I'll continue to update my journal entries from other trails, ie., the CDT, etc., when we I get back home. Jordan is much younger and faster. He also has a bachelor's party...
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