Colorado Trail Thru-hike 2016

On July 26th 2015 I left my job as a photo editor at the Denver Post, and a thirty-year-long career in journalism to walk The Colorado Trail. The 550 mile long journey from Durango, Colorado to my home in Conifer, Colorado took me eleven weeks. I crossed eight mountain ranges, six wilderness areas and climbed over 100,000 vertical feet.

There are some of my favorite photographs in the Gallery site but here I'm posting images that include some beautiful scenics as well as photographs of the actual trip--you know, behind the scenes stuff. I've also included a few images from my three-week 2015 trip on the Collegiate West as well.

Denver Post videojournalist Mahala Gaylord joined me on several portions of The Colorado Trail, producing a 25-minute video documentary.

Within the Long Haul blog you'll find all kinds of Colorado Trail information. How I trained and planned my food and resupply, along the trail journals and a gear list, including what worked and what didn't work during my 72-day-hike.

The blog and video can be found at this link:

http://extras.denverpost.com/long-haul/hike-onthetrail.html#blog21

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