Adventure Travel Blogs #backpacking


Travel blogs about everything from backpacking trips in Colorado to solo trips in Southeast Asia and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain; with more wanderlusting adventures around the world soon to come!

This past September, James and I went on a 3-day backpacking adventure in the Snowy Range of Wyoming. I was blown away by the scenery and the dozens of glacial tarns and alpine lakes we encountered, not to mention the striking white quartzite mountains lining what was once a grand glacial valley. We came across very few hikers along the way, which is always a plus. And on our summit day of Medicine Bow Peak, we had perfect weather. I definately recommend this hiking destination for anyone looking for scenic, isolated, and mellow trails and eager to bag a relatively easy and beautiful peak.

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Recently my partner and I did a 2-day backpacking trip in the Colorado High Country known as The High Lonesome Loop. This hike climbs over Devil's Thumb Pass in the Indian Peak's Wilderness and takes you across the Continental Divide, before bringing you to one of the most beautiful alpine lakes I've ever seen, King Lake. We camped at 11,000 feet under a meteor shower with a bear rustling around our campsite. It all sounds wonderful but walking 17 miles and climbing over 2500 feet with a heavy pack in the heat of summer after not having backpacked for over a year was a painful experience. These trips are challenging but the reward was the best vistas of the Colorado Rockies, and that makes all the pain worth it.

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