Rolf Asphaug

Hi; I'm Rolf (it's Norwegian). I'm a volunteer trail patroller for several state and local Colorado parks, and I love hiking and backpacking. After a 34-year hiatus I've resumed long-distance backpacking in my retirement years. I'm a past president of the Colorado Mountain Club and founding board member of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. My trail name is Kinnikinnick ... because like the plant I cover ground slowly.

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Benton MacKaye thru or Appalachian Trail section?

Benton MacKaye thru or Appalachian Trail section?

My initial plan: an AT section hike Several months ago I was sure I'd be hiking the first 400 or so miles of the Appalachian Trail northbound from

Jan 18, 2023 : Rolf Asphaug
TP or not TP: that is the question

TP or not TP: that is the question

Toilet paper: 7.05 ounces I was tempted to title this blog “On the Origin of Feces.” But first, I wasn’t sure many people would get it – readers

Jan 11, 2023 : Rolf Asphaug
Origin Story

Origin Story

Snow Mesa, on the Colorado Trail Zach Davis often asks guests on his Backpacker Radio Podcast: “What’s your origin story?” I like that: it puts

Dec 8, 2022 : Rolf Asphaug