Livin' the Dream

To physically prepare for my PCT hike I started running five to ten miles at least three or four times a week, and I also attempt to hike the Manitou Incline at least once a week.  The Incline is an abandoned cog railroad line that literally runs straight up the side of a mountain on the edge of Manitou Springs, Colorado.  The old line is only three quarters of a mile long, but it gains a dramatic 2,000 feet of elevation.