This website contains affiliate links, which means The Trek may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements. The buyer pays the same price as they would otherwise, and your purchase helps to support The Trek's ongoing goal to serve you quality backpacking advice and information. Thanks for your support!
To learn more, please visit the About This Site page.
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 was the guest on episode 134 of the Backpacker Radio Podcast. 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.