Colorado Trail

If you like these shots and want to learn more about the Colorado Trail, consider buying The Achievable Epic: Thru-Hiking the Colorado Trail, available in both paperback and as an eBook through


Waterton Canyon Mile 1 or so
Waterton Canyon
Mile 1 or so
Big Horn Sheep in Waterton Canyon
Big Horn Sheep in Waterton Canyon
Initial climb
Near Kenosha Pass
Overlooking Kenosha Pass
Dropping towards Kenosha Pass
Looks like another climb ahead
Should have brought a long sleeve shirt


My first selfie
My first selfie
Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes
Monarch Crest
Monarch Crest
Continental Divide, San Juan Mountains
Continental Divide, San Juan Mountains
La Plata Mountains
La Plata Mountains
I didn't think moose would climb that high
I didn’t think moose would climb that high


5 thoughts on “Colorado Trail”

  1. Hello Jim,
    Stumbled on your recent book – yes I will buy and read it and expect to get an author signature some day! Glad to see you having fun and enjoying life. Beautiful photos – but you need a good dog to hike with:)


  2. Just read your book, exactly what I was hoping for. A first hand account day by day of someone who hiked the trail. Have been thinking about doing this for a while, and may not get an opportunity in the near future due to work commitments, but hope to tackle the first few segments next summer. Your book have me an idea of what to expect from the goods to the bads. I can’t wait to get started!

    1. Thanks for the kind words about the book; I’m glad you liked it. Section hiking will be a great way to get a taste of the trail and decide whether to keep coming back to it. Good luck!

  3. I really enjoyed your book! I wished it to have been longer. I’m wondering how to watch Golden’s Monday Blogs. I cannot locate them, but it has me interested. Your book is my first step toward the CT. I did the High Sierra Trail last year. Awestruck and majestic is the way I left, so I got interested in the CT afterwards. We have to keep something on the burner, don’t we? Happy trails, thanks again for a ‘real, boots on the ground’ web campsite.
    I’ll be stopping by your fire often.

    1. Thanks for the kind words; glad you enjoyed the book. (I’m not seeing Golden’s Blog either.)
      Good luck with your future hiking adventures!

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