My name is Amanda (trail name Bubble Toes). I met my husband when we thru hiked the AT in 2005, and we have continued to backpack ever since. I am an alcohol free vegetarian (except for crabs - its a Maryland thing) who is hiking the CT this summer. When not hiking, I attempt to teach middle school kids math.
This weather has been the opposite of what it should be. We are getting rain early in the day, no thunderstorms, and rain at night.
For the first time it rained all day and the sun never came out.
A day of errands, pizza, and a very dated hotel.
Exploring the North Rim of the Black Canyon
Sampling the Collegiate West section of the Colorado Trail.
Side trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Today we attempted the side quest from the Colorado Trail to the top of Mt. Yale.
A day spent eating (and exploring) in Lake City, CO
At home out and back hikes are (in my opinion) boring. You see the same thing (probably trees) twice. But out here in Colorado I’ve found the trail
Heading into Lake City