After living overseas 18 years, I continue to enjoy exploring the world, especially via my own two feet. Doing the 1500 mile GR5 trail from the North Sea to the Mediterranean made me fall in love with long distance backpacking. Since returning to the US, I have completed the Appalachian Trail in 4 long sections over 4 summers, thru-hiked the Colorado Trail, done my first third of a three-part section hike of the Florida National Scenic trail and covered half of Ohio’s Buckeye Trail. I do all of this completely plant powered, dehydrating all my own food, free of animal products and no added salt, oil or sugars. I love the health benefits, as well as how great it makes me feel! Please join me as I tackle new trails and enter into my 8th decade of life.
Most probably, I could have finished the Colorado Trail on my own, as I had done nearly all the rest of the trail. But would it have been as
I’ve read somewhere that all that southbound (SOBO) hikers have done on the trail up to San Luis pass approaching Creede has simply prepared them for
I’ve crossed over countless passes on this amazing adventure on the CT. But during the past few days, I reached what I considered the two peaks of
When reaching mile 183.5 on the CT, right after Twin Lakes, where I last left you, the hiker has a choice of following either the Collegiate East
And the amazing hiking continues! The past six days have taught me firsthand why these are not named the Rocky Hills or the Mediocre Mountains.
Future Colorado Trail Backpackers: Have no Fear, there’s a Great Community of Fellow Hikers Waiting for You!
+On Day 6 on the Colorado Trail, I was now on my own. Shorttimer had left for home after his customary four days at the beginning of most my long
It almost felt unreal, sort of an out-of-body experience, as I finally stepped foot on the Colorado trail, after two years of dreaming and hoping and
I really shouldn’t be anxious. I’ve backpacked many a mile and I love the Colorado Rockies. But here I am at home, obsessing about every little
I was in high spirits as I left Lake Marian Paradise Resort, after a restful zero day, fun talks with my next door neighbor in the little motel and
Since I last checked in with you, friends, countless steps have been taken, yet more water has been waded in, mud has again gripped my shoes and my