Category: backpacking

The Colorado Trail: 110 Miles from Saguache to Silverton

Day 26 – 22.3 Miles We started our day pleased that we had managed to get back to the trail before dark the previous evening.  Our ride mentioned the miles of cow pastures ahead and the less than desirable water sources in the area….

The Colorado Trail: 86 Miles from Buena Vista to Saguache

Days 17 – 20 – 0 Miles Yep, you read that right. 4 Zero Days. I wrote my last blog, Copper Mountain to Buena Vista, at the Buena Vista library with all intentions of heading back to the trail before noon that day. But sometimes Sean…

Colorado Trail – 104 Miles from Denver to Breckenridge

Over 8 Days, we hiked 104 miles from Waterton Canyon outside of Denver to the resort town of Breckenridge on the Colorado Trail and are enjoying every mile! Check out our experience on Segments 1 through 6 on the trail! Day 1 – 8.1 Miles The Northern Terminus of the Colorado…

How to Make Dehydrated Backpacking Food

We are oh so excited to begin the 486 Mile Colorado Trail in just seven days! This year, we upped our trail food and nutrition diet by making our own dehydrated backpacking meals! How it Works Prepare and Cook Food Spread food onto dehydrating…

How Our PCT Food Resupply Strategy Actually Panned Out

It’s crazy  to think that 10 months ago I was writing out our Food Resupply Strategy for our Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. For those of you planning a thru-hike of your own, I wanted to write a little article about how our food strategy…

Striding from Sisters to Snoqualmie

It was late morning when we returned to the trail in the heart of Deschutes National Forest. The excitement of completing half of the Pacific Crest Trail had worn off and the uncertainty of the second half weighed on me. Were Sean’s shin splints…

Food Resupply Strategy for Our PCT Thru-Hike

Of top interest to hikers (and those living vicariously through us) is how in the world we keep ourselves fed throughout the 2660 mile Pacific Crest Trail. There are many, many ways to create a solid resupply strategy, but Sean and I have decided…

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike Gear: Choosing Our Big Three

Well, we’re still about 2 months away from taking our first steps on the Pacific Crest Trail. But, rest assured, almost all of our gear has been selected and purchased. We are very, very excited to be hiking the PCT in ultralight (UL) fashion….

On Your Mark. Get Set. GO!!!

It was 2 in the afternoon when we finally put our packs on after our amazing break and headed back to the AT. We had an 11 mile half day planned to get us back in the groove. The next day we would begin…

Magic on Max Patch

With all but a mile of The Smokies behind us, BigFoot and I planned our biggest day yet. Max Patch, a beautiful mountain bald with tremendous views, was 18 miles ahead, and we wanted to be there to catch the sunset. Thankfully, we awoke…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

You make lemonade. Add vodka. And drink it on the nearest beach. No, The AT doesn’t include this gorgeous beach with powdery white sand. And no, we aren’t abandoning our dream of hiking from Georgia to Maine. Let’s back up a little. Since my…

First Days of Life on The Appalachian Trail

I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!!! Wow, the first few days on The Appalachian Trail (AT) have been one heck of a ride. A beautiful challenge, a wondrous gift, an awe inspiring blessing. They say there’s a…

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