2020 Colorado Trail Gear List:

Total Base Weight – 12lb 9oz (5.69 kg)

 

Pack:

Waymark ĒVLV 35L – https://waymarkgearco.com/evlv

 

Shelter: 

ZPacks Altaplex Tent – https://zpacks.com/products/altaplex-tent?aff=7

10 Easton Nano Stakes – https://www.tarptent.com/product/stakes/

 

Sleep System: 

UGQ Bandit XL 20* Quilt – https://ugqoutdoor.com/top-quilts/xl-bandit/

Thermarest UberLite  –  https://amzn.to/2Xc7NPU

Aeros UL Pillow – https://amzn.to/39NsCpR

EE Side Kickshttps://enlightenedequipment.com/sidekicks-custom/

 

Cook System: 

BRS UL Stove – https://amzn.to/2GPlJqY

SnowPeak 700 Ti Mug – https://amzn.to/2PEeGnR

Sea to Summit Spoon – http://amzn.to/2nqpICn

HillTop DCF Food Bag – http://partners.hilltoppacks.com/149031/10882

Katadyn BeFree 1L Filter – https://amzn.to/2xr9CLG

1L Water Bottle(Swart Water Bottle)

 

Clothes:

EE Visp Rain Jacket – https://enlightenedequipment.com/mens-visp-rain-jacket-custom/

EE Copperfield Wind Pants –  https://enlightenedequipment.com/mens-copperfield-wind-pants-custom/

EE Torrid APEX Jackethttps://enlightenedequipment.com/mens-torrid-apex-jacket-custom/

OR Echo Sun Hoodie – https://amzn.to/2Dpj1Jt

App Gear Beanie – https://appalachiangearcompany.com/collections/accessories/products/all-paca-fleece-beanie

Patagonia LW Tights – https://amzn.to/2Xuzn9u

Darn Tough Endurance Socks –https://amzn.to/2EGTnyp

Arteryx Skyline – https://amzn.to/2XaLNDJ

Nike Pro Running Shorts – https://amzn.to/2PfWfqn

Buff – https://amzn.to/3i2ATJq

MH Gloves – https://amzn.to/2XlYNYy

Altra Timp 1.5 – https://amzn.to/2W8MsEo

 

Electronics:

Canon EOS R – https://amzn.to/2UsWMsN

Canon EF 24mm 2.8 – https://amzn.to/316EJdC

Canon ND Adapter – https://amzn.to/3hTlkDM

Rode Video Micro – https://amzn.to/2XhKdkA

UltraPod II – https://amzn.to/2EEznP3

Arca Clamp – https://amzn.to/2UIyMQM

PD Capture Clip – https://amzn.to/3k7Vei4

Anker Powercore PD 10,000 – https://amzn.to/33duney

RavPower 18 W Plug –  https://amzn.to/33aBzIw

Various Charging Cables

UCO Air Headlamp – http://amzn.to/2kZbubo

Iphone 11 Pro

 

Misc:

UCO Air Headlamp – http://amzn.to/2kZbubo

CNOC Carbon Cork Trekking Pole (Prototype)

Hilltop Ditty Bag – http://partners.hilltoppacks.com/149031/10882

Leuko Tape  – http://amzn.to/2xYkDGr

Victorinox Classic SD Knife – https://amzn.to/2GHkaKx

Deuce of Spades Trowel – http://amzn.to/2GwhVsA

Travel Bidet – https://amzn.to/3bbnF99

Sea to Summit Head Net – https://amzn.to/2GL54Ud
Rawlogy Cork Ball – https://amzn.to/2Oxa7gb

JT Sun Screen – https://amzn.to/2A15mGT

Bamboo Tooth Brush – https://amzn.to/2WEkMZc

JT Lip Balm – https://amzn.to/3fyFouW

First Aid Kit

Sunglasses

 

 

 

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A Solo Goal Up Mt. Elden

A solo goal, a mountain to explore, a view from down below no more.

I set out early, all is silent, the city still sleeps.

The trailhead is empty as I start the journey up a trail I’ve never seen before.

Poles at the ready, my breath is heavy as I follow the rocky path.

The sun is blinding as it rises, lighting up the world around me, trickling in through the trees.

I stop for a break and see a snake, or wait! that’s just a road below me.

I marvel at the world from above them, a city of ants and toy cars.

As things get steeper I know I’m reaching the top. The Aspen’s applaud my arrival.

And then I’m there, to take in the views atop Elden.

The sun beats down and it’s time to go, returning back down the path.

I pass more people, on the way but I’ve already caught what they seek.

The views alone met my goal of a solo hike up Elden. The mountain I’ve passed so many times from below.

 

view

(A View Of Flagstaff From The Top Of Mt. Elden) 

 

Stuff I Have Done Or Am Doing: 

My Book: Mini Misadventures

Instagram: The_snuggle_diaries   (more pictures from my hike are posted on Instagram!) 

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