Tag: South Platte River

Colorado Trail, Day 2: Feel the Burn!

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Knowing that today‚Äôs stretch of trail is known to lack shade and that temperatures are expected in the high 90s, we wake up at 4:15 a.m. and begin the task of packing up and taking down the tent, making coffee, recovering the bear bags that we hung from a tree limb the night before, and then, as I like to say, putting Humpty Dumpty (aka our backpacks) back together again. It really is remarkable how much we are able to fit into those portable sacks! (more…)