I am a thru-hiker and ultrarunner based in Colorado. I love getting outside regardless of the season to enjoy the beautiful mountains, and am so thankful for every person I've met on these adventures! After hiking the Colorado Trail in 2022 and the John Muir Trail in 2023, I have my sights set on a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail in 2024.
Is backpacking a hobby only for the wealthy? Let's break down some misconceptions and give some advice for how to backpack on a budget.
Which trail is harder? Prettier? Better? I've thru-hiked the Colorado Trail and the John Muir Trail, and now try to arrive at the answer.
I had the immense privilege to thru-hike the John Muir Trail in 2023. The absurd amount of snow and rainfall made the trail technically more
DAY ONE: My John Muir Trail journey started at Cottonwood Pass, 25 miles south of the summit of Mount Whitney. Going NOBO had been a decision made