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Northern Colorado (June 23-24)

Northern Colorado (June 23-24)

June 23.  The first climb this morning was up to Ptarmigan Pass, then my map indicated a descent to the South Fork of Williams Fork River.  There was no obvious...

Aug 9, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Finding Respite on the Collegiate East Trail (June 15-21)

Finding Respite on the Collegiate East Trail (June 15-21)

June 15.  The Collegiate East trail runs on the eastern edge of the Sawatch range, with a view of the valley below.  (It is so named for proximity to the...

Aug 1, 2022 : Katie Eckman
CDT Day 15-23: Montana Days

CDT Day 15-23: Montana Days

CDT Day 15 I try my hardest to sleep in after going to bed late, but I am wide awake at 6 am. The only time in my life when...

Jul 30, 2022 : Jenn Wall
Heart of the Rockies (June 11-14)

Heart of the Rockies (June 11-14)

June 11.  I'm in the heart of the Rockies now, according to an informational sign I read today.  There’s a nice ring to that.  I’m glad, too, for the implication...

Jul 11, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Creede Cutoff and San Luis Peak (June 2-7)

Creede Cutoff and San Luis Peak (June 2-7)

June 2.  I headed back to the trail from Pagosa Springs this morning.  I had spent several days in town, recovering from my hike through the southern San Juans.  I...

Jul 10, 2022 : Katie Eckman
San Juans Part Two (May 27-30)

San Juans Part Two (May 27-30)

May 27.  The nights were cold, in the San Juans.  After several nights of wearing my rain gear inside my bag to stay warm, I was ready to order a...

Jul 7, 2022 : Katie Eckman
CDT SOBO Day 0 – Last Thoughts Before I Walk 3,200 Miles

CDT SOBO Day 0 – Last Thoughts Before I Walk 3,200 Miles

  Hey y'all! I'm Jenn. Or Zebra. I started thru-hiking in 2017 on the PCT and basically started off doing everything I possibly could wrong. But somehow did I not...

Jul 7, 2022 : Jenn Wall
A New Beginning in New Mexico

A New Beginning in New Mexico

Hey there fellow hikers! My name is Debbie and I am new to The Trek, but not to the trail. I have been section hiking and photographing the Pacific Crest...

Jul 5, 2022 : Debbie Shiffer
The Continental Divide Trail: Colorado

The Continental Divide Trail: Colorado

Finally! We made it to Colorado. After the fire closures in Carson and Santa Fe National Forests, lots of hikers were forced to skip up to Chama, New Mexico or...

Jul 2, 2022 : Kinsleigh Sawatsky
Abrupt Transition to Colorado (End of May)

Abrupt Transition to Colorado (End of May)

Several state forests in New Mexico closed to all traffic in late May, as a precautionary effort to manage wildfire danger.  Ongoing wildfires in New Mexico left few resources for...

Jun 22, 2022 : Katie Eckman