A look at two similar “vacation” thru-hike length routes in terms of logistics, planning, red-tape, and ease of access.
Find an old trail on a map or even stumble upon it? That’s a Ghost Trail. And it is an interesting way to walk a little bit of forgotten outdoor history.
Some highlights, planning information, photos, and logistic info for The Colorado Trail’s 165 mile Collegiate Loop.
Some issues and concerns for Colorado backpacking, hiking, and camping that may not be readily apparent.
The Google Maps satellite view is a very useful tool for trip planning. At least it has been for me.
A phenomenon that is becoming more common in Colorado.
A quick and easy way to eyeball Colorado snowpack conditions for your trip planning.
InciWeb is a useful website for knowing how current wildfires may impact a planned trip.
Some more backpacking loop ideas for Colorado in the Denver and Boulder area.
The Power Point presentation about navigation for the long trails. Covers basics that should be known. May be viewed online; no additional software needed.