I'm branching out. I've shared my story through writing and video, and this week I've made my first podcast debut. Earlier this week I shared my struggles with cerebral palsy and long distance hiking with an organization called The Bucket List Life. I share my story in episode #27, and I've listened to a dozen of the other episodes, which highlight unique individuals who pursue extraordinary life goals. Click the image below to check out the podcast.
Last week the Colorado Springs Gazette published an article about my PCT adventure here's the link if you'd like to check it out.
A year ago today I began my first thru hike. When I started hiking the Colorado Trail I had no idea it would eventually lead me to the Pacific Crest Trail. As I nervously walked up Waterton Canyon I thought about how far off Durango seemed. Little did I know that exactly ten months later I would have the same anxiety as I peered off towards the northern horizon as I stood at the Mexican border.
I shared my Colorado is Forever: A Colorado Trail Thru Hike video with the Colorado Trail Foundation and they enjoyed the video, especially the narration. They asked if they could publish it in they semiannual newsletter. I figured I'd post the narration here too.
No two journeys are the same. The moments that define a journey often blossom unexpectedly. These temporal blossoms unveil unique experiences and teach distinct lessons. These are the lessons I learned while hiking from Denver to Durango on The Colorado Trail.