I hiked the Colorado Trail (CT) during the first two weeks of September.
No crowds, monsoon season practically over, the Aspens changing from green to flaming gold.
A wonderful time to be outside in the Rockies.
Coming in at around 490 miles (789 km) in length, the CT represented the longest hike (in regards to distance, rather than time) that I had done since 2012. However, in many respects it was also the easiest. Well maintained pathway, loads of resupply options, regular water sources and simple navigation.
And you know what? It was just what I needed. …
related – world hiker Cam “Swami” Honan