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Hiking and backpacking adventures, random thoughts and ideas about anything, and (mostly true) stories about places I've been and people I've met.

Fires be Done

July 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Fires be Done The smell of soot, tiny particulates as light as the air rising from burning pine and scrub oak, carried by dry winds across mountain ranges to where I am standing right now. The stench begins to erode the euphoria of my upcoming Colorado Trail hike. One thought consumes me. I simply cannot have these forest fires ruin what I have be...
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Life Changes

June 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Life Changes Some things, no matter how crazy, are the right things to do. I put in my resignation at work a couple weeks ago, even though I really like my job. Today was my last day, for a while. I’m taking the summer off to pursue life; to, as some have suggested, live the dream. I’m going on a 500-mile hike through the Colorado mountains. And a...
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Sleeping Pad Reviews

June 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Sleeping Pads Review There is hardly anything that is more of a game changer on a backpacking trip than a good night’s sleep. And there’s no greater factor to a good night’s sleep than the perfect sleeping pad. I have several sleeping pads. It’s not because I need several sleeping pads. It’s because I’ve been on a quest to find one that works for...
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The Mystical 41 Days of Trail Time

June 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The Mystical 41 Days of Trail Time Numerology, I’m not into it. But, it’s interesting. Numerology promotes the idea that there is a mystical or divine relationship between numbers and events. Take the number 41. This is the number of days I intend to be on the Colorado Trail this summer. In looking at the meaning of each number: 4 has a focus on...
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5 Lessons from Heavy to Lightweight Backpacking

May 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
5 Lessons from Heavy to Lightweight Backpacking Backpacking excited me. I had done many day hikes, including the highest peaks in Colorado. But there was something about experiencing the wilderness in a multi-day adventure that had such a strong attraction for me. It reminded me of my younger days… much younger days as a Boy Scout. I slept in a c...
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Thru-Hikes, a Rite of Passage

April 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Thru-Hikes, a Rite of Passage An aboriginal boy in his early teens becomes a man by going on a journey, a walkabout, living in the wilderness for months. This is his spiritual and traditional transition into manhood. A young Native American ventures off to a sacred place chosen by the elders and prays in search of a vision that will help define p...
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Hiking The Colorado Trail – The Planning

March 14, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Hiking The Colorado Trail – The Planning Nine hundred years before Christ patted the earth with his sandals, a guy in Greece, an historian by the name of Hesiod I’m told, first penned the phrase, “… moderation is best in all things.” Then some English guy, Chaucer, trying to be clever among his fellow countryman 1500 years later, said it in a way...
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Happy Trails – My Reason for Hiking the Colorado Trail

February 21, 2018  •  1 Comment
Happy Trails – My Reason for Hiking the Colorado Trail I’m seriously considering quitting my job to spend 40 days on the Colorado Trail. According to CNN Money, I make 75% of what an average CEO makes in the U.S. Why would any sane person consider walking away from that? I’ll tell you. Peace and happiness are worth far more than all that comes wit...
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Colorado Trail Gear List

December 23, 2017  •  1 Comment
Colorado Trail Gear List It's December 2017. My ambition is to hike the Colorado Trail in July-August 2018. It's not too early to be obsessing over my gear list for that hike... because that's what I do. And it's not just over gear; I do the same over maps, routes, resupply... the whole thing. Below is a list of what is in my base weight... the t...
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A Tour of Jones Park - Then and Now

December 10, 2017  •  2 Comments
A Tour of Jones Park - Then and Now Before there was Barr’s Trail, the Cog Railway, or the highway up to Pikes Peak there was a different trail, the Historic Trail. The trail started at 26 th Street and High Drive to Josephine Falls along Bear Creek, connecting with Captain Jacks Trail through Jones Park to Lake Moraine and the Dead Lake area....
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