Category Archives: thru-hiking

Twin Lakes to Monarch Pass

9/7: 20.3 mi (1825.7 – 1846) We didn’t have very far to go to get into Twin Lakes for our resupply, but we packed up quickly and decided to have breakfast along the way. We stopped at a beaver pond … Continue reading

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Breckenridge to Twin Lakes

9/4: 16.9 mi (1774.6 – 1791.5) Up early, after another gloriously comfortable night’s sleep, we were fed fresh waffles, fruit and bacon, along with a near bottomless cup of coffee. Clifford dropped us off at the Copper Mtn Ski area, … Continue reading

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Breckenridge

9/2-3: Zero + 15 mi slack pack 9/2: 3.4 mi (1755.9 – 1759.3) The patter of rain against our tent fly was nearly a constant all night, and stopped just after we finished a leisurely breakfast that consisted of our … Continue reading

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Berthoud Pass – Breckenridge

8/29: 16.2 mi (1685.7 – 1701.9) We are known to walk more than a mile to get good coffee, and this morning was no exception. Moon Frog Coffee Shop was well worth the two mile r/t trek. Happily caffeinated, we … Continue reading

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Grand Lake – Winter Park

8/24: 13.8 mi (1593.8 – 1607.6) Three climbs were on the menu for the day. All in all it was a beautiful hike for the day. Mountain ridges, meadows, springs leaking water all over the ground from the most amazing … Continue reading

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Parkview Lookout

8/23: 16.3 mi (1576.8 – 1593.8) Holy shit was that an eye opener. I don’t know how this slipped by us, but it did. It was so significant for us that I devoted a single blog post for this day’s … Continue reading

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Outta Steamboat

August 21: 19.1 mi (1539.4 – 1558.5) Miraculously we got a hitch outta Steamboat Springs right in front of the Rabbit Ears Motel, where we stayed. Kris was a local, and avid hiker, an all around outdoors woman. She thought … Continue reading

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A New State of Mind: Colorado

8/18: 20.9 mi (1463.9 – 1482.8 + 2mi fire alternate) We awoke to an awesome sunrise, and then it was downhill…very downhill, to coffee. Steep and rocky with no switchbacks, made for tedious foot work to keep from descending out … Continue reading

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Rawlins to Encampment/Battle Pass

8/14 – 8/17 (1373 – 1463.9) On Friday August 13th we arrived in Rawlins after hitting the REI in Utah to get new long johns (for me), gloves and shoes (for Paul), a new air mattress (for me), as mine … Continue reading

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Anaconda – Wisdom

August 8 – 11 8/8: 13.8 mi. (Twin Lakes TH – CDT mile 546.7) We lucked out and got a hitch out of Anaconda to the Twin Lakes trailhead, from a local trail angel (Free Spirit). As it turns out … Continue reading

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