This post first appeared on The Trek on August 10, 2022. The beginning of my Colorado Trail thru-hike didn’t exactly go off without a hitch. As I mentioned in my preparation posts, my friends Ibex and Dori, both of whom were a part of my Appalachian Trail tramily, are joining me for this adventure. IContinue reading “A swimming bear, shooting stars, and a 10 by 10: Colorado Trail thru-hike days one through three”
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Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park – What to know before you go
Want to go backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park? In this vid, I show you around the summer 2021 backpacking trip I took there while discussing things to know before you go, such as how to get a wilderness permit to stay over in the park, which animals you need to watch out for ASIDEContinue reading “Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park – What to know before you go”
How to backpack to Aspen, Colorado’s Conundrum Hot Springs
Have you ever hiked to a natural hot spring, soaking your sore muscles in a natural hot tub on a mountainside while enjoying the view of the valley below? If not, I cannot recommend Conundrum Hot Springs near Aspen, Colorado enough! The trail is gorgeous, with views for days, dreamy aspen forests, and abundant wildflowers in the summer months, and come on, who doesn’t want to end their hike in a natural hot spring?! 10/10 would definitely recommend adding this to your bucket list!
How to Hike Four Colorado “Fourteeners” in One Shot
Ready to hike one of Colorado’s famed fourteeners (peaks over 14,000 feet above sea level) but unsure where to begin? Allow me to introduce you to the DeCaLiBron, where you can hike not one, but four fourteeners in one shot — all for about the same amount of effort it would take to complete just one.
Five Amazing Summer Hikes Within an Hour of Boulder, Colorado
Love hiking? Then you have got to plan a visit to Boulder, Colorado! Here are my five recommendations for amazing not-to-miss hikes within an hour of Boulder.