The Colorado Trail 2017
Ray and I hiked 500 miles along the spine of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado in June and July 2017. We live in Durango, CO, only 2.5 miles from where the trail ends. It was kind of fun to get a one way ticket to Denver and say we were walking home across Colorado. It was a great hike but we sure got pounded with rain the last 2 weeks! Here is the story as told through Ray’s video and my daily blogs of our hike.
- Colorado Trail Pre-Hike: What the Bucket Says
- Day 1: 500 Miles to Go
- Day 2: Feeling the Burn
- Day 3: Flying Monkeys and Flowers with Yellow Eyes
- Day 4: Something’s Burning!
- Day 5: Hot Rocks and Boardwalks
- Day 6: Hike Into Breckenridge and our First Resupply
- Days 7 through 9: “Slackpacking” and Split Double Days
- Day 10: Why Fear Bears when There Are Porcupines Around?
- Day 11: Bunkers, Baaa, and Bugs
- Day 12: Water Making It’s Way
- Day 13: Trail Buddies and Making It to Twin Lakes
- Day 14: Unique Places and Wide Open Spaces
- Day 15: Collegiate Peaks East Route
- Day 16: Did I Miss the Pole?
- Day 17: Ivy league and Pretty Peaks
- Day 18: Debris Flows that Go
- Day 19: Stoked for the Soak!
- Day 20: Getting What You Need from the Trail
- Day 21: Halfway There!
- Day 22: Sharing the Trail With Dirt Bikes
- Day 23: Hiker’s Yard Sale
- Day 24: The Right Wrong Turn
- Day 25: Cow Shit Camp Becomes Cow Paddies A Plenty
- Days 26 and 27: San Luis Pass and a Zero Day in Creede
- Day 28: A Volcanic Plug Saves the Day (as Only a Geologist Would Say..)
- Day 29: Playing on the Mesas
- Day 30: A Colorado High
- Day 31: Snow, Mist and Rainfall, We Got It All
- Day 32: Don’t Stop the Train
- Day 33
- Day 34
- Day 35
- Day 36
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