Hiking and backpacking are probably my greatest outdoor passions. I have hiked throughout the US from California to Maine. Some of my more ambitious backpacking trips include a 2200 mile Appalachian Trail Thru Hike in 1999, 160+ mile Thru Hike of the Cohos Trail in northern New Hampshire, and the 190 northern miles of Vermont's Long Trail. I have also hiked extended sections of the Colorado and PacificCrest Trails.
|Rattlesnake Arch near Fruita, Colorado|
I hike year round in most weather, although autumn is probably my favorite season. Living in Colorado, there are endless hiking opportunities. The Salida area is surrounded by mountains and is a great place to call home with the Sangre de Cristo and Sawatch Ranges nearby and unlimited alpine peaks to visit.
|Mt Adams with Crestones beyond in|
the Sangre de Cristo Range
|View from Mt Yale|
|Mountain goats on Mt Antero|
|On the Summit of Quandary Peak|
|Upper Stout Lake below the Twin Sisters in|
the northern Sangre de Cristos
|Bighorn Sheep in the northern Sangre de Cristos|
Looking towards Avery Peak in Bigelow Range
Approaching Doubletop Mtn. in Baxter State Park
Mt Lafayette and Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire
The Knife Edge of Katahdin
Click on the links below to read previous hiking posts.
Hiking Fisher Towers
Table Mountain: A Grand View of the Tetons