August 15, 2019

CT Day 10: 19.2 miles. Stream just past Illinois Creek to camping just past stream, 7.3mi in CW segment 3 (elev: 11,891 ft).

I had the worst night sleep yet on trail. I think elevating my legs under my pack caused my hip flexors to tighten and I was aching so much in my hips all n...

August 7, 2019

CT Day 9: 21.6 miles. Twin Lakes (Willis Gulch Trailhead) to camping at stream just past Illinois Creek (elev: 11,103 ft). We had about 8,000 ft of elevation gain.

We got a very early start this morning because we knew we wanted to get over two big passes today: Hope Pass & Lake A...

August 5, 2019

CT Day 7: 19 miles. Leadville to Hagerman Rd - mi 158.4 (elev: 10,375 ft)

We got a leisurely late start this morning and were on trail at 9:45 am. We took advantage of the hostel by taking a morning shower which was just divine. Getting my muscles warm in the shower felt so good....

August 3, 2019

CT Day 6: 22 miles. Tenmile  Creek to Leadville - mi 139.4 (intersection w hwy 24).

Last night was rough going. I’ve been having difficulty sleeping and my achy legs have been waking me up in the middle of the night. Last night I was trying to move around in my mummy sleeping bag...

July 29, 2019

CT Day 4: 25 miles. 1 mi past Kenosha Pass to stunning tent spot with view and bench at mi 97.7 (elev. 10,034 ft).

Phew. The cumulative miles are starting to take their toll on my body. We got an early start and hit the trail with some spectacular views of the valley.

We began clim...

July 26, 2019

We got an early start and realized pretty quickly that we basically camped at the summit. There was a little stream just past where we slept, so we filled up with water as we were both completely out due to our impromptu camp set up and dinner from the surprise hail storm.

We then...

July 24, 2019

Today was a day of mishaps that kept us humbled. Day 1 was such a fantastic day because we never got caught in horrible heat in the really exposed sections and we mostly missed the storms, staying dry and warm. Most of the other hikers we met got caught in pretty bad storms or sc...

July 23, 2019

This morning was an early wake up. I woke up at 4:28 am just two minutes before my alarm. I had a somewhat restless sleep and probably only got about 3.5 hours at best. I forgot to take my CBD oil to help with my sleep and to avoid having dreams, so I had some unwelcome dreams wh...

July 21, 2019

Travel day: (the original day zero)

Leaving Austin today was tough. Luckily I had a lot of errands to run, which kept me a little distracted and in the present moment. I finalized last minute items for my 13-day section hike of the Colorado Trail. I ran to the post offic...

July 18, 2019

I’ve been stuck in my writing since I’ve finished the Appalachian Trail in November. My writing was my connection to the outside world when I was in the green tunnel. Once I reunited with society I felt somewhat disconnected to that raw inner self that wrote daily and religiously...

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