Winfield Peak (13,077′) and Virginia Peak (13,088′) | Colorado | 09/21/19

  Winfield Peak (13,077') | CO Rank: Unranked Virginia Peak (13,088') | CO Rank: 579/637 Sawatch Range | San Isabel National Forest | Granite, CO 09/21/19 | 7.78 miles | 2,894' gain | Class 2 What can I say about this trip that Allie didn't already say in her wonderful report? Oh yeah, it sucked. Well …

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Colorado Trail: Segment 7 | Colorado | 08/31/19

  Colorado Trail: Segment 7 | White River National Forest Breckenridge to Copper Mountain, CO | 08/31/19 13.78 miles | 3,760 gain | Class 1 I was finally ready to get back on the CT after more than 2 years. (Read about our 2017 journey on Segments 1-6 here.) Our intention for the 3-day Labor …

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Colorado Trail: Segments 1-6 | Colorado | 07/24/17-08/02/17

In the summer of 2017, Kyle and I set out on the adventure of a lifetime. We intended to thru-hike the entirety of the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango (485 miles). We spent nearly a year beforehand planning the logistics and purchasing gear. Somehow we were both able to get 6 weeks off work, …

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Devil’s Backbone: Keyhole & Wild Loop | Colorado | 08/26/19

  Keyhole & Wild Loop | Devil's Backbone Open Space Loveland, CO | 08/26/19 | 2.71 miles | 334' gain | Class 1 My definition of "hike" has changed a lot this year. I started blogging a year ago (October 2018) and that (as well as the 52-hike challenge) inspired me to start keeping track …

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East Buffalo Peak (13,300′) & West Buffalo Peak (13,326′) | Colorado | 08/18/19

East Buffalo Peak (13,300') | CO Rank: 399/637 West Buffalo Peak (13,326') | CO Rank: 372/637 via Buffalo Peaks Road | Mosquito Range | Buffalo Peaks Wilderness | Buena Vista, CO 08/18/19 | 11.01 miles | 3,408' gain | Class 2 I'm really glad that I met Allie. We hike well together, which is really important, …

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