Continental Divide Thru-Hike – A Journey For The Kids

South Pass to DuBois, WY – July 22 to July 29, 2015

The CDT from South Pass, WY took me into the Wind River Range or the “Winds.”  The Winds is a mountain range located in western Wyoming. It runs northwest and southeast for approximately 100 miles. The CDT follows the crest…

Steamboat Springs, CO to Deep Jack Trailhead, WY – July 18 to July 21, 2015

  The Continental Divide Trail went right through Seedhouse Campground.  I spent the last night there with Karen, Ruthann and Dave before we all parted ways.  I was very sad to see Karen leave.  We had such a great time…

Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs, CO – July 5 to July 18, 2015

On the 5th of July, Karen arrived with our good friends, Ruthann and Dave, from Michigan along with Lizzy and Seven (Ruthann’s dogs).  Ruthann was generous to offer her truck and camper van as the mode of transportation and housing for…

Silverthorne to Grand Lake, Colorado

On my way to Silverthorne at Copper Mountain the CDT splits leaving one with two options to proceed.  I took the Silverthorne Alternate which follows the Jonathan Ley Route.  The other choice is the Torress Loop which gives CDT hikers…

Smartwool knocks the socks off Lion King

Smartwool knocks the socks off Lion King

On Friday July 10th Smartwool and Big City Mountaineers came together and put on a party for Lion King. It was a great time to get his family, friends, and trail angels all together before he finished the second half…

Where is Lion King

Lion King is alive and well and hiking across Colorado.  Unfortunately, my InReach tracking unit broke down near Steamboat Springs.  My new InReach device is currently on route to me and should be up and running by the weekend.  The…

Twin Lakes to Silverthorne, CO – June 27 to June 30, 2015

Twin Lakes to Silverthorne, CO – June 27 to June 30, 2015

Twin Lakes is a small resort town with little amenities; not much in terms of lodging, restaurants or bars.  They did have a small Inn that served food and my dinner was excellent.  Some of these small towns get gourmet chefs…

“If it wasn’t dangerous it wouldn’t be an adventure” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If it wasn’t dangerous it wouldn’t be an adventure” – Theodore Roosevelt

This statement was made by Theodore Roosevelt who explored a remote section of the Amazon River.  There is always some apparent danger when taking on a wilderness experience.  I was always aware of dangers of hypothermia, lightning, river crossings and…

Message of Hope from the Lion King

Message of Hope from the Lion King

On top of one of the mountain passes I crossed there was a monument of sorts erected by previous hikers who had passed this way.  Maybe because the pass was called “Mount Hope” people felt compelled to say a prayer…

Monarch Pass to Twin Lakes, CO – June 21 to June 25, 2015

Monarch Pass to Twin Lakes, CO – June 21 to June 25, 2015

The weather was beautiful in Colorado at 13,000 feet; sunny and warm with very little wind.  My day began at Monarch Pass which is a downhill ski area.  I hiked between 12,000 and 13,000 feet for about the first 10…

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