After a month on the bicycles and almost 1,000 road miles, we decided to change it up and head into the wilderness, away from traffic and roads.
The Colorado Trail runs from Denver to Durango, a distance of 500 miles.
If you read our last blog post, you’ll have seen that we decided to head up to Denver after biking to Gunnison and get started on the hike in the traditional southbound direction, from Waterton Canyon.
Purchased the data book, which provides information on the terrain, mileage, water sources etc.
Overall, these first few days on the trail were great… No problem with finding campsites or water; met quite a few people along the way; saw deer, pronghorn moose and a bear; and saw some amazing Colorado scenery.
Join us next time on this blog, as we continue our hike on the Colorado Trail, pass the 100 mile mark, deal with blisters and stay in a great Airbnb in Dillon for a couple of nights off the trail.
Gear being used:
- Tent: Big Agnes – Copper Spur UL2
- Dominic’s Pack: Osprey Men’s Atmos AG 65
- Sandra’s Pack: Osprey Lumina Womens 45
- Dominic’s Sleeping Bag: Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15
- Dominic’s Sleeping Pad: REI Co-op Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad
- Sandra’s Sleeping Bag: REI Co-op Radiant 20 Sleeping Bag
- Sandra’s Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
- Pillows: Trekology DREAMER COMFORT
- Stove: MSR PocketRocket Stove
- Cookwear: DZO Stainless Cups & Snow Peak Titanium Sporks
- Water filter: Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System
- Shoes Worn: Altra Lone Peak 3.5 & Altra Men’s Lone Peak 3.5 shoes
- Socks Worn: Injinji’s & Darn Tough
- Insoles Worn: Superfeet
- Trowel: TheTentLab The Deuce #2 UL Backcountry Trowel
- Guidebook: The Colorado Trail Databook
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