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.
My Colorado Trail, CDT, Thru Hike Attempt
Injury, wilfire smoke, setbacks and silver linings. Stalked by a mountain lion, walking near a bear and even a concert in Denver.
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
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
How I'm preparing for my thru hike.
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.