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Finishing the Colorado Trail two years after hiking it - a story about finishing right.

Hiking the Collegiate East route on the Colorado trail.

New book coming soon! I have much to tell you about maintaining high performance on the trail through dietary choices... recipes included! Here is an excerpt from it.

On one recent hike I was feeling sluggish after a couple days. I realized that I had been a bit dehydrated and was running low on electrolytes.

Another epic 40-mile hike in the Lost Creek Wilderness Area. Iconic scenery unique to all the Rocky Mountains.

Hike a National Nature Landmark. Experience rare granite arches with miles and miles of spectacular towering rock formations. See rivers that flowed partly above the ground and partly below the ground. Experience The Lost Creek Wilderness Area!

Fish Tank talks about his Pacific Crest Trail hike; his wife talks about how to make this work with a family; he reveals a never-told story, and announces his next adventure.

About


About
The good life starts with being present and being on purpose.
We should all follow the path that makes us happy and well... content in body, mind, and spirit.
I'm David Ashley, David on Earth when I'm on trail. And I am SO thrilled you are reading this.

A little about me: I've been happily married for all my adult life to the same wonderful woman.
She gave me two beautiful girls who blessed me with four grandchildren.
Currently I live in Colorado, but I've lived throughout the Midwest and traveled the world for 20 years when I was in the Air Force.

On this site I bring you stories of the trail and insights from my pursuit of the good life. I've logged 2000 trail miles over the past 6 years. In 2018 I hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail. In 2020 I began my section hike of the Arizona Trail.
Please enjoy this site and my YouTube channel. You can also find me on FaceBook and Instagram. Drop me a note. I'd love to hear from you by commenting in the blog or via any of my social media connections.

And please check out my book about my experience hiking the Colorado Trail.

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