Chris

Hi, I'm Chris, trail name Slowride. I started hiking in 2008 because I needed a new hobby and needed to get out of a rut.I ended up really digging being outside in nature and just hiking all day and still do. I also love heavy metal music and live concerts.

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How The Metalhead Hiker Got Destroyed: Colorado Trail/CDT Thru Hike To Be Continued

How The Metalhead Hiker Got Destroyed: Colorado Trail/CDT Thru Hike To Be Continued

My Colorado Trail, CDT, Thru Hike Attempt

Oct 29, 2021 : Chris
Long Way To The Trail

Long Way To The Trail

Injury, wilfire smoke, setbacks and silver linings. Stalked by a mountain lion, walking near a bear and even a concert in Denver.

Aug 19, 2021 : Chris
Night Before the Colorado Trail

Night Before the Colorado Trail

 Back to the Original Plan  After day hikes on the CDT, longer day hikes in more local areas and a lot of contemplation, Also, a slight

Jun 22, 2021 : Chris
Pre Hike Jitters, First Week On Trail…Dude, Where’s My Truck?

Pre Hike Jitters, First Week On Trail…Dude, Where’s My Truck?

Pre Hike Jitters I  told myself I would be on my hike by now, but I am not.  I have been hiking, packing, and re-packing my gear in my two packs to

Jun 5, 2021 : Chris
Thru-Hike Preperation, Changing Plans

Thru-Hike Preperation, Changing Plans

How I'm preparing for my thru hike.

Apr 30, 2021 : Chris
Hiker Intro: How I Became a Metalhead Hiker and Why I’m Hiking The Colorado Trail/CDT

Hiker Intro: How I Became a Metalhead Hiker and Why I’m Hiking The Colorado Trail/CDT

How I became a hiker and used this hobby to turn my life around. Why hard rock and heavy metal music had an influence on my life and mentality towards hiking.

Apr 6, 2021 : Chris