• Bikepacking the Kokopelli Trail

    Last Fall I started a “To Do List” and one of the first things on it was to bikepack the Kokopelli Trail.  Haven ridden at both ends of the trail I was curious to know what laid in between.  The Kokopelli Trail is 139 miles long and travels from Loma, CO and Moab, UT.  It consists of mainly dirt roads and old […]

    Bikepacking the Kokopelli Trail
  • CDT Gear Review

    CDT Gear Review So like with each of the trails before the Continental Divide Trail (PCT and AT) I switched around my gear list.  What follows is my gear list for the CDT and my two cents on how that gear preformed. To see my AT and PCT gear lists go here. *Click on image to purchase Pack ULA Catalyst […]

    This is a work ing progress so things might change.
  • PCT vs CDT

    Pacific Crest Trail vs. Continental Divide Trail, (PCT vs. CDT)   In an earlier post I compared the Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail, (AT vs. PCT).  That post is one of my most popular gets tons of traffic so I decided to do a comparison of the Pacific Crest Trail vs. Continental Divide Trail, (PCT vs. CDT).  Like the […]

    PCT vs CDT
  • Triple Crown
  • Helping Hands

    I have been lucky enough to either continue working with some of the following companies or recently gained their support for this year’s hike.  As I’m a numbers person I can say combined, along with a few other grateful individuals I have saved over $1500 on gear and supplies for this trip. I am so grateful to these companies and […]

    Helping Hands
  • “…Caretakers of your Scathole.”

    So I was looking for a company that made wipes to use as toilet paper on the trail.  My only two really hit points were they had to be scent free and biodegradable.  I did a search online and found some crazy company called “DUDE WIPES”.  I thought this could be interesting.  I started to do some research and found […]

    “…Caretakers of your Scathole.”
  • The Low Down on the CDT

    Whenever I tell someone I’m going to walk from Mexico to Canada along the Continental Divide Trail they always have a ton of questions.  You can see the hamster in their head go from zero to 100 in an instant.  I have noted these questions and listed them here with my answers.  It is my hope this post will enlighten […]

    The Low Down on the CDT
  • 2015 CDT/Triple Crown

    Updated 5/2/15 ClifBar has joined the team!   It’s that time again.  Time for me to lace up my shoes and hit the trail.  This time it will be the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).  Like the Pacific Crest Trail the CDT starts on the Mexican border and ends at the Canadian border.  The distance ranges from 2700 to 3100 miles. […]

    2015 CDT/Triple Crown
  • Blankets

    Blankets While hiking the Appalachian Trail I was told a story from a friend and fellow hiker, Arlo.  The story was about his friend who had thru-hiked the year before us.  As I do not recall his friend’s name, lets call him Tom.  As Tom hiked north from Springer Mtn. in Georgia towards Mt. Katahdin in Maine he grew.  Not […]

  • Wearing the other shoe

    Three times now I have gone into the woods for a hike.  Each time I left behind my family in the process.  One member in particular always worries the most, my mom.  So on this, Mother’s Day I thought I would let her know I have worn her shoes for once. Recently my good friend Jill Hueckman embarked on her quest […]

    Wearing the other shoe
  • Caged Tiger

    Metaphorically speaking I’m a caged tiger… Of course my life is much better than that of any caged animal but similarities are there.  Last night I saw a video on Facebook about a woman who could supposedly communicate with animals.  She was conversing with a black panther who was very angry and growled at anyone who came near his enclosure. […]

    Caged Tiger
  • Beer Can Wallets

    So winter time is when I “kinda” slow down. Most winters I get out my sewing machine and get creative. Two years ago I saw a bartender who has a leather wrist band that had a PBR can riveted to it. It made me think I could do something similar with the wallets I had made. I had purchased a […]

    Beer Can Wallets

Bike »


Bikepacking 101

June 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

So what is Bikepacking? The simplest definition is found on the Bikepacking.net website. The short answer: it’s backpacking with a bike. Longer answer: any ride that...

  • Bag Night Challenge Winners
    Bag Night Challenge Winners

    It’s been a long year. One in which I put in a lot more time and energy than I expected into the BNC, but...

    January 3, 2013 at 9:00 am
  • The custom Fuel by Princeton Tec, you pick the colors and make it your own.
    BNC Round #6 Winner

    Round #6 has come to a close and we have a winner.  Justin Bayne is our winner with 3 nights.  As the winner...

    January 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm
  • AWR – 6
    AWR – 6

    Adventure Weekly Recap (AWR) is a new post I’ll be bringing to you my readers.  The goal is to bring you...

    December 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

Hike »

This is a work ing progress so things might change.

CDT Gear Review

October 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm

CDT Gear Review So like with each of the trails before the Continental Divide Trail (PCT and AT) I switched around my gear list.  What follows is my gear list for the CDT...

  • PCT vs CDT
    PCT vs CDT

    Pacific Crest Trail vs. Continental Divide Trail, (PCT vs. CDT)   In an earlier post I compared the Appalachian...

    October 28, 2015 at 5:31 pm
  • CDT by the Numbers
    CDT by the Numbers

    CDT by the Numbers Here are the numbers from my 2015 CDT thru-hike.  I will compare these to the PCT and AT soon...

    October 1, 2015 at 2:39 pm
  • Triple Crown
    Triple Crown


    September 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

Tech Tips »

The new way of adding sealant. "Twist and Pour".

Going Tubeless

October 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

Cycling has seen all kinds of advancements and one of them is tubeless tires.  By now a large portion of you out there have either tried or gone over to riding tubeless wheels....

  • My Cook Set Up in action
    Cook Set Up

      For a long time I have been wanting to show everyone my cook set up.  A lot of people ask what I cook on...

    June 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm
  • How to prevent and treat blisters.
    How to prevent and treat blisters.

    The biggest cause of blisters is wet feet.  Your feet get wet from the thousands of glands each contains.  Excessive...

    June 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  • Wrapper Wind Barrier -Photo by C.Fowler
    Keeping warm on your bike.

    So the other day I was riding and due to my booties being wet still I left them at home.  About three quarters...

    March 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Reviews »



November 30, 2012 at 6:27 am

Adventure Weekly Recap (AWR) is a new post I’ll be bringing to you my readers.  The goal is to bring you cool stories, offers, blogs, news, and more from around the...

  • lunch case
    lunch case

    Stanley Nineteen13 Lunchcase $20 (purchase here)   Test Period: 6+ months Field Tester: Scatman The Stanley...

    June 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm
  • 2Toms Detregent Review
    2Toms Detregent Review

    2Toms Detregent $12.99 (purchase here)   Test Period: 2 loads of laundry Field Tester: Scatman 2Toms contacted...

    March 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm
  • Travis & Mike
    Black Diamond Trail Review

    January 07, 2012 Location: : Black Diamond/Lake Sawyer/Maple Ridge (known as Henry’s Ridge) Getting there: From...

    January 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Trail Reports »

The start of Rib Cage.

Phil’s World Trail Review

August 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Trail Report for Phil’s World August 23, 2012 Location: Cortez, CO View Phil’s World in a larger map Getting there:   From either Cortez or Durango take Rt....

  • Icicle Ridge Trail
    Icicle Ridge Trail

    Trail Report from Icicle Ridge Trail. June 3, 2012 View Icicle Ridge in a larger map Location: Icicle Ridge...

    June 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm
  • Bandera Trail Report
    Bandera Trail Report

    Trail Report from Bandera Mtn. May 28, 2012 View Larger Map Location:  Bandera Mtn., Alpine Lake Wilderness Region:...

    May 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm
  • Moran State Park Trail Review
    Moran State Park Trail Review

    May 15, 2012 Trail Review for Moran State Park ***NOTE MOST TRAILS ARE CLOSED TO BIKES FROM MAY 15TH TO SEPT. 15TH***...

    May 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

Other News



Tonight I went to see the movie, “The Theory of Everything“.  If you don’t know what it’s about, it’s the life story of Stephen Hawking. Seeing this tonight reminded me of a thought I had this weekend while riding mountain bikes in Loma.  It was my first time on the mountain bike since October?  Long enough that I don’t remember […]

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Best, Worst, and Biggest of 2014

Best, Worst, and Biggest of 2014

For a little light humor I wanted to share what I found to be my Best, Worst, Biggest and Weirdest moments of 2014.   Best Bike I rode:  Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Discovery:  3M Scotch Brand Super 77.  We’ve all seen riders abandon the Tour.  When they do someone “Peels” their number off.  Note, they don’t unpin the number.  Have you […]

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Mt. Sopris, 12,965'

Shenanigans of Late

It’s been a while since I posted anything so here is a photo journal of the last few months.  I’ve been fishing in Maine, cycling in Breckenridge, CO and on the Monarch Crest, which is part of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), and climbed my first Colorado 14er. This year was my 15th year in a row going to The […]

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My bike got very stuck in some mud.  Can't believe I didn't go over the bars.

Bears, Singletrack, and Pavement

A while back I wrote this on Facebook, “Every year I say I’m going to ride less and do more hiking, fishing or trail running, anything but riding.” So can someone explain why two out of the last three weeks I have ridden over 200 miles, climbed 25,000+, and been in the saddle more than 20 hours? Maybe the shirt […]

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Summer is here!

Summer is here!

I thought I’d write a little post about what has gone on this Spring/Sumer and get everyone up to date on my going ons.  The winter was long and the riding started later this year.  After being sick three times and not doing much exercise at all thing are on the up and up.  At this time the riding is […]

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The End of Riding Season

The End of Riding Season

It’s been a while since I last posted anything (Sept. Thomas Lakes).  It’s hard when you live in a place like this to want to spend any more time than I already do on a computer  at work, when I get home.  My life has been taken over by cyclocross season.  It ended on Thanksgiving for me but soon nordic […]

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First lake in the sun.

Thomas Lakes Hike

Today I got off to a late start.  Getting up at 10:30 didn’t help and was probably the reason but who knows.  I was torn between going for a ride over Cottonwood Pass or for a hike.  Since I hadn’t been hiking in some time I decided to go to Thomas Lakes, which are about half way up Mt. Sopris. […]

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Schofield Pass

This past Monday I decided to ride Schofield Pass despite the weather forecast saying there was a 70% chance of rain, but not just rain but at times heavy rains.  Our route was to take us through a river valley which was probably not the smartest route as for weeks we have been having flood warners almost daily. We got […]

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Spring Break with the Boys

Spring Break with the Boys

May 12th Loma   Day #2 May 13th Zion Curtain, Western Rim and the Kokopelli.     Day #3 May 14th Loma Trails, Round Two               Scatman Get out there!

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Getting into the Backcountry

Getting into the Backcountry

On this years Fourth of July I went for a bike ride with my co-workers to Dexter Park.  So far in Colorado this is the my number one place to ride.  It’s everything I expected when I read Mountain Flyer Magazine all those times sitting in Seattle dreaming of actually being there.  The four of us didn’t see a single […]

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