Thousands of people hike the Colorado Trail every year, but India Wood had a bolder idea: Hike a 732-mile diagonal, from corner to corner, straight across the state. It would take dozens of maps to do it—and help from a few new friends.
When you’ve stepped onto a long trail, you never really leave it.
As she nears the end of her journey on the Colorado Trail, our writer reflects on some of the people she’s met along the way.
A chance encounter with a group of friends on an annual, women-only backpacking trip leaves our Colorado Trail correspondent reflecting on how her own life changed her attitude towards the trail.
What do hiking the Colorado Trail and childbirth have in common? Sometimes, you just need to trust your body to get you through it.
After a series of mistakes left her dehydrated on the Colorado Trail, our writer learned that making it on a long trail is about more than guts or skill.
Supportive social media posts are a start. But as the country protests yet another Black man’s murder, the outdoor industry has to take a stronger position against structural racism.