Courtney Long

I'm Courtney, a registered dietitian in the outdoors! I'm 28, originally from Massachusetts, grew up exploring the mountains in New England and recently relocated to Denver, Colorado! I love skiing and hiking in basically all of my free time, and have plans to section hike the Colorado Trail this summer/fall and the Four Pass Loop in June! Lofty goals I know - but for those who have hiked in the white mountains of New Hampshire, you know I'm well prepared!

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Four Pass Loop: only a dream

Four Pass Loop: only a dream

Now that I’ve finally come to terms with it, let’s talk about the trip that we planned but never took. Maroon Bells - a pipe dream Since February

Oct 25, 2023 : Courtney Long
Section Hiking After a Long Hiatus: Foot Blisters and Butt Chaffing

Section Hiking After a Long Hiatus: Foot Blisters and Butt Chaffing

It had been a while since getting on the trail so my sister and I figured we’d day hike section 5 the other weekend. Just 14 miles in one day seemed

Oct 24, 2023 : Courtney Long
Using Your First Weekend as a Shakedown Hike

Using Your First Weekend as a Shakedown Hike

First backpacking tripThought I left New England yet here we are. Twenty-four hours of rain, one panic shelter set up in a lightning storm, and

Sep 8, 2023 : Courtney Long
Colorado Trail: Day 1 Section 2

Colorado Trail: Day 1 Section 2

My sister and I finally started the Colorado Trail!! … on section 2. We were all ready to go and start at Waterton Canyon BUT thanks to a comment on

Jul 8, 2023 : Courtney Long
To Train or Not To Train: Section-Hiking Edition

To Train or Not To Train: Section-Hiking Edition

What kind of training plan does someone actually do to section hike? I’ve heard of people training (or not training) for thru-hikes. Honestly, I feel

Jun 9, 2023 : Courtney Long
Why I’m Section Hiking the Colorado Trail: a Haiku

Why I’m Section Hiking the Colorado Trail: a Haiku

No vacation time Means taking a poo outside Just on the weekends  ...I think I summed it up pretty well there. But in all seriousness,

Apr 20, 2023 : Courtney Long