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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 with a fat pay check. The cost of money is sometimes greater than its value. And since I’d rather have peace and happiness, the fat paycheck isn’t the most valuable thing at this point in my life.

Truth be told, I’m not really planning to walk away from all my income. I have a few options. One of them will work out. If it’s less money, that’s OK.  My current employer is cooperating with my crazy idea, so that’s good. But if that falls through, I have a plan B, and a plan C. I’ll be fine. 

I’ve learned a few things in my most recent years. If anyone would listen, I would recommend not to waste a second on anything that is taking away from what brings true peace and happiness. This includes the job. And that’s where I am at in my life. I’m all about pursuing a smile over all things.

It only took me 50ish years to get to this place. It takes some people less time and others more. We all find our right place at our own pace. For me, I think I’m right where I need to be right now, and that’s a great feeling.

If you know me, you know how impactful the trail is on my wellbeing, physical and mental. It changes me.  It resets me. It helps me put all things into perspective. It’s home. It’s invigorating. It’s fulfilling. It’s where I need to make a significant investment. Because I live in beautiful Colorado, the Colorado Trail seems like the obvious place to start. I’ve been considering and planning this 500-mile trail for a couple years. And now it’s time. This year is the year. I’m hiking the entire trail this summer. And not many other things could make me more excited!

Over the coming months I’ll be writing about my thoughts and what I’m doing to prepare for this life-changing event.  God willing, in mid-July I’ll be on my way to west Denver to begin this epic journey on the trail toward Durango.  Please, stay tuned.


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Bro(non-registered)
Be careful pack something to protect yourself from all kind of animals 2 and 4 legged. Let me know how much air is up there. Salmon is ready any time you want to came get some
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