Colorado adventure trip with Andrew Skurka [Trip report]

Colorado adventure trip with Andrew Skurka [Trip report]

For me, the best way to learn new skills is to work with experts. Most of my backpacking has been on established trails until now. I wanted to learn the skills needed to safely and confidently start planning my own off-trail adventures. Andrew Skurka is one of the backpackers who I’ve followed online for several years. I’ve learned a lot from his insightful articles and videos, so when I saw that he’s arranging guided trips, I knew I wanted to go on one.

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JMT: Upper Cathedral Lake to Lyell Canyon

JMT: Upper Cathedral Lake to Lyell Canyon

Day 3 – 16.4 miles, 909 ft ascent.

I woke up to a tent that was drenched from condensation. I had closed my tent’s upwind storm doors, and apparently, it led to a lot of moisture in the tent. I made breakfast and waited for a while for the sun to rise high enough to hit my campsite and dry the tent.

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