The Colorado Trail

Thru-Hiking the Colorado Trail

My first attempt at thru-hiking the Colorado Trail ended prematurely at Cottonwood Pass. After getting sick on day 4 of my thru-hike, I muddled through, trying to get healthy enough to finish the trail. I failed. (Curious? Watch the series.)

I'm heading back again this summer, feeling good and ready to conquer some mountains. You can follow my adventures (and mis-advertures!) here: Colorado Trail 2023.


Here's all the gear I'm taking on the 2023 Colorado Trail thru hike attempt. See the gear video with full details, or check out specific items using the links below.

BACKPACK and Accessories

Backpack & Water Bottle Pouch - Superior Wilderness Designs

Fanny Pack – Lite AF

Phone Pocket – Webo Gear


Tent – Durston X-Mid Pro 1

Tent Stakes - Tito


Quilt – Underground Quilts

Dry Bag – Mountain Laurel Designs

Sleeping Pad - X-Therm

Pillow - Sea to Summit


T-Shirt - Patagonia

Shorts – The North Face

Leggings – CRZ Yoga

Hiking Socks - SmartWool

Sock Liners - Injinji

Trail Runners – La Sportiva

Sun Hoodie – Outdoor Research

Fleece – Mountain Hardwear

Puffy Jacket - Mountain Hardwear

Gaiters – Dirty Girl

Sleep Shirt – The North Face

Sleep Pants - Ibex

Sleep Socks – Farm to Feet

Fleece Hat – Columbia

Warm Gloves – Outdoor Research

Sun Gloves – Outdoor Research

Sunglasses – Warby Parker (Rx)

Rain Jacket – Lightheart Gear

Rain Pants - Patagonia


Water Bottle w/ Straw - Hydrapak

Water Filter w/ Bag - BeFree

Food Bag - Ursack

Odor Proof Bags – Smelly Proof

Stove - MSR

Cook Pot - Toaks

Spoon - Toaks

Knife - Gerber

Lighter - Bic

Bandana/Rag - Amazon


Garmin – InReach Mini

Power Bank - Nitecore

Charging Block - Anker

Charging Cables - Anker

Watch - Garmin

Headlamp - Petzel

Phone/ camera - iPhone

Tripod – KobraTech

Microphone - Amazon


Trekking Poles - Cascade Mountain Tech

Thermometer - Thermoworks

Trowel – Deuce of Spades

Pee Funnel – P-Style

Journals – Amazon

Towel – PackTowl

Day Pack – Sea to Summit

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