SURF | SNOW | SUN
The Zpacks Pocket Tarp w/ Doors is a one-person tarp weighing 6.1 oz with guylines attached. It is constructed from 0.55 oz/sq. yard Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF), a fully waterproof material that doesn’t stretch or sag when wet. I purchased this tent primarily for use in the desert southwest where shelters aren’t often needed and …
You’ve heard it before: after hiking the previous segment the previous weekend, I was geared up for the next! For the third weekend in a row, I continued my path down the Colorado Trail segments towards Durango. Despite the hikes being separated by work weeks, hiking the segments consecutively increased my enjoyment and feelings of accomplishment.
After backpacking Segment 1 the previous weekend, I was hooked on hiking another segment as soon as possible. Given my job and life situation, I didn’t (and still don’t) really have the energy slash willing hiking partner slash time to fill up 100% of every weekend with overnight backpacking sections in between working full-time weeks. Thus: the underappreciated day hike. Well, probably not underappreciated by the general public. Probably actually the most appreciated by most people. But in terms of balancing a busy workweek, maintaining some non-hiking time on the weekend, and still making progress down a long trail, I was eager to test out the day hike.
With consistently wet weather in the forecast and only 75 miles left to go, I headed out of Silverton for my last few days on the trail.
Day 25- Hiking in the Ocean
The first day out of Molas Pass was very wet with off-and-on rain and the clouds hanging low over the mountains all day.
We passed by numerous waterfalls, including some flowing so strongly that they couldn’t be crossed without getting wet.
After passing Cascade Creek, ...