Amanda Lauritsen

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.

Posts

Day 22 – Go West Young Man

Day 22 – Go West Young Man

Sampling the Collegiate West section of the Colorado Trail.

Aug 4, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Day 21 – Attempting Mt. Yale

Day 21 – Attempting Mt. Yale

Today we attempted the side quest from the Colorado Trail to the top of Mt. Yale.

Aug 3, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Day 20 – Slowest Day Yet?

Day 20 – Slowest Day Yet?

Today it took us hours upon hours just to make it 3 miles on the Colorado Trail.

Aug 2, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Day 19 – Mt. Elbert

Day 19 – Mt. Elbert

The numbers of climbing Mt. Elbert

Aug 1, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Day 18 – Wrong Way and a Detour

Day 18 – Wrong Way and a Detour

Heading the wrong way to bag our first fourteener

Jul 31, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Day 17 – Inter-Laken

Day 17 – Inter-Laken

We wanted to accomplish two things today- see Inter-Laken and fix John’s sleeping pad. But First The View The South Mt Elbert trailhead is

Jul 30, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Never Quit on a Bad Day

Never Quit on a Bad Day

New plan- to hike as much as my feet and time allow

Jul 29, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Day 16 – Town Day – Twin Lakes

Day 16 – Town Day – Twin Lakes

We had great company last night. I’ve seen an equal number of women to men out here this year, and it’s been awesome. The Hiking Part Today

Jul 28, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Day 15 – Meet You In the Middle(ish)

Day 15 – Meet You In the Middle(ish)

Trailhead 1 Step one for today was drop John off Tennessee Pass at 6:00 am. His plan was to hike 20 miles south to Rock Creek. Trailhead

Jul 27, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen
Day 14 – Oops I (We) Did I Again – Town Day

Day 14 – Oops I (We) Did I Again – Town Day

We hit Leadville for yet another town meal and bus ride.

Jul 26, 2022 : Amanda Lauritsen