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    Thanks very much Colorado Rob! I do not have the...

    Thanks very much Colorado Rob! I do not have the Guthook app, but I will definitely join the FB group.

    All the information is greatly appreciated-- we're not going to depend on water being in the...
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    Water on Segment 27

    Hey all,

    Wondering if anyone has any recent info on water availability on segment 27? Looking to go NOBO from Durango, spending the second night at Taylor Lake and wondering what reliable camping...
  3. Section Recomendations for Weekend Trip End of May?

    Hi all.
    My dad and I are looking at getting in a quick weekend trip on the IAT within the next few weeks before I myself head out west backpacking for the summer. Any recommendations on a good...
  4. Questions on SteriPen (& Backpacking Northwestern NPs)

    Hey friends,
    Wondering if anyone has any suggestions or advice on the different kinds of SteriPen, and its advantages and disadvantages.
    Not for its use on the CT necessarily but on backpacking...
  5. Thanks Mags! I shall keep looking around, but...

    Thanks Mags! I shall keep looking around, but this is a good place to start!
  6. Out of place question: Colorado winter chalet rentals?

    Hey guys, sorry for posting a question on this forum that doesn't really deal with the CT, but I thought this would be my best resource.

    Does anyone know of any cheap one bedroom chalets for the...
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    Thanks Mags!

    Thanks Mags!
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    I'll be talking with my physician about hopefully...

    I'll be talking with my physician about hopefully getting some Diamox, because we can't afford any "down" days with the schedule we have set and with having to get back for school. All the advice is...
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    Thanks so much for the advice, guys! I can't...

    Thanks so much for the advice, guys! I can't believe it's a week from today until we're on the trail.
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    August 14-24 Trip Questions

    Just a couple questions for the people located around the CT or who have thru-hiked lately:

    1. How dry/wet has the trail been so far in the early days of August? In the data book it labels streams...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Now I'm getting...

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Now I'm getting more nervous at the possibilty of altitude sickeness. We will do our best to "climb high, sleep low." Also, like I said earlier, we are spending a...
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    Alright, thanks. So do you think we should...

    Alright, thanks. So do you think we should aproach and climb San Luis and return from it to the Colorado trail via the same side trail (the southern trail)?
  13. Thanks for the advice guys. The straps weren't...

    Thanks for the advice guys. The straps weren't really my problem. I should clarify that the trail that I was on had may incredibly sharp descents, during which I put the outside portion of my palm on...
  14. I wouldn't quite say that. It was 25 miles on the...

    I wouldn't quite say that. It was 25 miles on the dot each way for an out (to camp) and back weekend trip. 8:06 the first day and 8:54 the second, with the only difference being that we took an extra...
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    The data book says it's 3-4 hours roundtrip....

    The data book says it's 3-4 hours roundtrip. Without accounting for time spent on summit, does that amount of time sound accurate for the time I leave the CT to the time I return?
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    Climbing San Luis Peak

    What is the fastest route to get to and back from San Luis Peak (from the CT)? It looks like there is a 2 trails that come off the CT and go to San Luis Peak-- would it be fastest to take the more...
  17. The straps are not causing any irritation, it's...

    The straps are not causing any irritation, it's just the grip in the area of the thumb-side of my palms.

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'm going to stick with the poles I have for now...
  18. Trekking Poles Rough on Hands-- Fixes/Techniques?

    A friend and I went on a weekend backpacking trip as preparation for my 10 day trip on the CT in a couple weeks. We knocked out 25 miles on Saturday and came back the same distance on Sunday-- 8...
  19. Books/Movies to Read/Watch in Prep for AT Thru-Hike?

    A friend and are are thru-hiking the AT next summer. Any recommendations or favorite books or movies I should know of?
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    Thanks for the advice, guys! Last night I was...

    Thanks for the advice, guys! Last night I was looking at the itinerary a little more and I was also thinking summiting San Luis on the morning of day 3 would be the the best option. Like bearcreek...
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    Also, we are planning 10 days from Sect 18 to...

    Also, we are planning 10 days from Sect 18 to Durango, with room for an 11th day if necessary. This isn't overambitious if we have a couple bigger than usual days in there is it?

    Thanks!
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    We are planning on taking the pace easy the first...

    We are planning on taking the pace easy the first couple days, but I don't plan on the time we will be hiking those days to be much less than others. (Is this a bad idea?) We're hoping to be to the...
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    Sub 3 month efforts?

    Does anyone have an estimation or number of people who have thru-hiked the AT in less than 3 months?
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    Acclimating for Second half of CT Question

    A friend and I are from Wisconsin (<500ft) and are heading out to Colorado in exactly 3 weeks! We are both in extremely good shape but I was still wondering about acclimating. We will be backpacking...
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    Ride from Durango?

    Hi friends,
    My buddy and I are going to be backpacking from Section 18, 19 or 20 to the trail end in Durango from Aug 15-26. We are looking for a ride from Durango to really anywhere in the section...
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