2015 Colorado Trail Info
Our 410 mile hike from Denver to Silverton along the Colorado Trail via the Collegiate West route. 5 weeks of ridiculously gorgeous wildflower covered mountains and meadows spent with Ryan and our great backpacking friend Jen.
I've learned in our adventures that the experience is the sum of all the little events and memories. They dovetail together to form an intense long lasting impression. The countless wildflowers. The strong winds on passes that made walking difficult. The nearby lighting strikes that rattled us. The jaw dropping beauty of high mountain peaks as far as one can see in all directions. Spending 18 hours confined to a 45"x90" tent (with Gina taking half that space) waiting for a storm to abate at 13,000 feet. Waking each day without any idea what would transpire over the next 12 hours. Living without 99.999% of the "important" material things we cling to in real life. These are the things that make one feel alive in a unique way on a long distance backpacking trip.