After dreaming about and planning for my upcoming Colorado Trail thru-hike for the last six months, the countdown is on. I’m a mere two weeks away from my start date, and I am so ready! I’ve spent the last few weeks training, researching town stops, putting together resupply boxes, and replacing worn out gear, and now all that stands between me and adventure is a couple of weeks at my desk. Because July is 100 percent the fastest moving month of the year (it goes by in the blink of an eye every year, I swear!), I’m sure that time will fly by and I’ll be standing at the Waterton Canyon trailhead before I know it.
Before I get started though, let me share six reasons I’m thru-hiking the Colorado Trail this year.